Hank Goldberg who was best known as an American sports radio and TV personality based in Miami Florida is being reported to have passed away on July 4, 2022, at the age of 82.
Hank Goldberg Career
Goldberg was the host of an afternoon drive show on the all-sports network, 560 WQAM radio in Miami which aired from 4 pm to 7 pm on weekdays. He also worked at various times on the WQAM programming schedule, Goldberg is perhaps best known for hosting a show from 2 pm to 6 pm on weekdays, having long-time Miami radio host Neil Rogers as a lead-in.
Goldberg also served as the morning-drive host (6 am to 10 am) for a short time after Howard Stern left terrestrial radio and was therefore no longer on WQAM. Goldberg left WQAM on December 31, 2007, when his contract expired.
Was Hank Goldberg Married? His Wife
Hank Goldberg was never married in his lifetime. He said the only time he was closest to marrying was when he met a woman named Joyce while attending a party at the Playboy Hotel in Miami..”I almost married her,” he said. “I probably should have.”
Goldberg felt comfortable talking about his love life – or rather his lack of one. It often served as fodder for his radio show and came up with friends and colleagues.
Goldberg is survived by his sister, Liz, who also lives in the Las Vegas area and cared for her older brother over the last four years.
Hank Goldberg Death & Cause
Goldberg died on July 4, 2022, his 82nd birthday, after battling chronic kidney disease at his home in Las Vegas. His sister, Liz, confirmed the death of Goldberg who had been working until three weeks ago despite his health declining rapidly in the last couple of years. The ESPN as an NFL reporter died after a seven-year battle with kidney disease.
He says in an interview that Diabetes led to kidney failure. The first time he learned of his condition was in 2015 while living in Florida. He immediately started dialysis and got on the waiting list for a transplant in that state. But after moving to Nevada, he discovered that he couldn’t get on the list in that state because of his age. He underwent dialysis treatment three times every week for almost four hours a day.
Besides kidney failure, Diabetes also led to nerve damage in his right foot, a condition called neuropathy. He said in an interview that for years, the foot incurred pain whenever he put weight on it, and he needed a cane to walk. In October of 2021, he had his right leg amputated below the knee.