Stern Show Riley L Martin Obituary in Today's Paper

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  1. Carvel

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    Riley L. Martin, an author, radio host and a regular on "The Howard Stern Show" on Sirius XM subscription radio, has died, according to multiple news sources. He was 69.

    Martin, the former host of "The Riley Martin Show" on Sirius XM's Channel 101, died Dec. 22, 2015, but the death wasn't announced until Tuesday. The news was trending widely on social media Wednesday morning. No cause of death was disclosed.

    Martin, a member of Stern's group of guests known as the Wack Pack, was the author of "The Coming of Tan," an autobiography of sorts in which he claims he was abducted by aliens.

    According to Martin's official website, he was born May 9, 1946, in Mississippi to a family of sharecroppers of African-American and Native American descent. It goes on to describe the night of his alien abduction as a 7-year-old boy.

    "That fateful night, two aliens took little Riley on this first trip to their mothership near Saturn," the account reads. "Riley's second trip was when he was 18. It was on this trip that they placed a strange looking headset on him … then in a matter of second download into his brain … 144,000 different symbols." As Martin slept, so the story goes, the aliens "downloaded the history of humanity, alien insights and a whole lot more."

    On "The Howard Stern Show," Martin often made reference to a tiny alien that he called "Tan. O-Qua Tangin Wann."

    "'The Stern Show' was saddened to learn of the death of one of the most notable Wack Packers to ever be heard on the Howard channels," reads a notice about Martin's death at howardstern.com.

    "Riley, to me," was one of the greats," the website quotes Stern as saying Wednesday morning. "We love you. We will miss you."

    - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/no...ley-martin&pid=177174274#sthash.tZTkIZLp.dpuf
     
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    This made me sad today.
     
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    R.I.P. funnyman.

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    sad to see people like him and eric the midget passing and not making a dime...... well maybe a dime for all there endless entertainment and while Howard got beyond filthy rich!
     
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    :lol:

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    wonder if blobin ever paid him for the symbol she got
     
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    I sort of missed the whole Riley Martin saga. What little I've heard is great though. Now that he has passed away, what was the deal with his always being sick, and it being referred to as "food poisoning?"
     
  10. Rhinosaucerous

    Rhinosaucerous Uncle Riley

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    I've thought about it more than I thought I would today. He was my favorite wack packer. I'll agree he's not a Beet or Hank caliber wack packer but goddamit I enjoyed listening to every minute of him.

    RIP Riley
     
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    Sucks. Hank dies. Kenneth Keith dies. Eric the actor dies. Riley dies. But bobo still lives..
     
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    Jesus Christ, enough already
     
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    I will miss this man.


    Worth saying again: R.I.P. Riley Martin.
     
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    RIP crazy fuck

    Oh wah tansimuah the fuck u say it
     
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    He was ALWAYS good. That voice, the inflection... who cares if he made any sense? If you were lucky you could catch him on-air with food poisoning or on too much cough medicine lol
    Ony saya wan
     
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    Rest in peace Riley. You were completely full of shit, but you always entertained me.
     
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    I know it's hard to believe but your hero Howard could have passed on a few shekels to those who were contributing to the show! It's really not that hard to comprehend.... or is it?
     
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    He was a drinker and sometimes sounds drunk on air. I didn't listen to his show much but drunks report sick for work citing food poisoning instead of hangover. I would have to imagine he missed a show or two due to " food poisoning ".
     
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    He was drunk on his show and blamed it on food poisoning.
     
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    He went out with shuli and levy and did stand up, on the second night he got drunk before his set. Apparently he was on some sort of probation and wasnt supposed to be drinking so he called in and claimed he wasnt drunk but was suffering from food poisoning. It sort of stuck as a running joke every time he was drunk or high on air.





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