Bob Fitzsimmons, a veteran New York radio and television host known for his interviews with celebrities, suffered a heart attack at a restaurant and died June 2.

He was 53.

Fitzsimmons was best known for his work on WNEW-AM in New York, where he began as a clerk in 1962.

Fitzsimmons was an original hosts of WNYW-TV’s “Good Day New York.” He also was a host of the “Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon” from 1973-89.

Survived by his wife, Patricia, two sons and a daughter.

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