Richmond radio icon Mitch Malone passed away early Monday morning, leaving behind a family and thousands of listeners across Virginia.
Malone was the voice of "the Quiet Storm" on Radio One 99.3/105.7 Kiss FM, and broadcasted since the early 1990s.
According to Kiss Richmond, Malone died of natural causes around 5:00 a.m. Monday. He was a Virginia State University graduate, and leaves behind a daughter, Bretne Bannister.
Malone left a Facebook post hours before his death, wishing friends a happy Thanksgiving holiday, and counting his blessings.
"I'd also like to say THANK YOU to my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ who has blessed me with great parents, a small, but loving family, a lonnnnnng and exciting career where I have met so many people who have helped or supported me in so many, many ways," Malone wrote.
Malone's real name was James D. Mitchell, and funeral arrangements are now underway.
Tributes may be left on the Kiss Richmond Facebook page:
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