Bernard McGuirk, an American radio personality, is reported to have passed away on October 5, 2022, at 64. He recently worked as a host at WABC in New York City alongside Sid Rosenberg. He was born and raised in the South Bronx, New York, where he worked in his younger years as a taxi driver.
McGuirk also worked on radio and television since 1986 after he graduated from the College of Mount Saint Vincent in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, New York. He was best known nationwide for his long run as the executive producer of Imus in the Morning, a show that was nationally syndicated from 1993 until its end in 2018. According to the MSNBC website, McGuirk is married with two children and resides in Long Beach, New York.
Bernard McGuirk’s Wife & Children
He is survived by his wife, Carol, and their two children, Brendan and Melanie.
Bernard McGuirk Death & Cause
McGuirk was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2021. According to WABC personality Curtis Sliwa, McGuirk continued to work despite undergoing chemotherapy and dealing with bouts of appendicitis and pneumonia. McGuirk died on October 5, 2022, of brain cancer triggered by prostate cancer.
Stuart Possner confirming his death, wrote in a tribute, “I am very sad to advise my FB friends that a Radio Great…Bernard McGuirk of the “Bernie and Sid” radio show has passed away from Brain Cancer. Sad, Very Sad.
Bernie McGuirk appeared on the Imus show for many years.
He had an incredible insight into local, state, and world events. But his wit is what made me listen to his show daily. He will be missed!!
My condolences go out to his wife, family, Sid Rosenberg(his radio partner) & friends.
May his memories be a Blessing!!!”