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Howard Stern reveals his father Ben Stern has passed away at the age of 99

Howard Stern reveals his father Ben Stern has passed away at the age of 99… and he is now working on set of paintings in his honor

  • The radio personality revealed the news during an interview with Dan’s Papers
  • The media figure did not make any specifics about his father’s passing known 
  • Ben had previously worked as a highly sought-after recording engineer
  • He collaborated with his son on various projects over the years 

Howard Stern revealed his father Ben Stern has passed away at age 99.  

The radio icon, 68, revealed his father ‘recently’ died during an interview with Dan’s Papers. 

The media figure then noted that his father’s passing had also affected his recent painting work and that he was completing projects with his dad in mind.

Tragic occurrence: Howard Stern revealed that his father, Ben, had recently passed away during an interview with Dan’s Papers; he is seen in 2019

During the interview, Stern noted that the loss of Ben was relatively recent, although he did not provide a specific date.

The America’s Got Talent judge bluntly stated that ‘I lost my father recently, he was 99 years old.’

The radio personality did not offer any details about the circumstances of his parent’s passing during the sit-down.

However, he did enthusiastically speak about the subject of a forthcoming painting.  

Staying quiet: The radio personality did not offer any details about the circumstances of his parent's passing during the sit-down; Ben is seen in 2005

Staying quiet: The radio personality did not offer any details about the circumstances of his parent’s passing during the sit-down; Ben is seen in 2005

He stated: ‘Next up: Corwith Barns…The barns are no longer there but I photographed them many times, and I’m doing a big painting that hopefully captures every broken board on that fading structure.’ 

Stern then expressed that he was viewing the project as a way of reconnecting with his late father. 

‘Not sure how old those barns were, but I feel like painting the barns is honoring him and all those growing older and then gone,’ he said.

According to Distractify, Ben’s cause of death has not been revealed to the public as of yet.

In his memory: Stern then expressed that he was viewing the project as a way of reconnecting with his late father; he is seen with his parents in 1993

In his memory: Stern then expressed that he was viewing the project as a way of reconnecting with his late father; he is seen with his parents in 1993

The media outlet reported that the radio personality’s father had worked as a highly sought-after recording engineer.

It was also noted that Stern’s father had worked with his son on various projects over the years.

The media figure previously spoke about his father’s influence on his career during an interview with CNN, where he spoke about going to work with his dad and meeting voice actors, whom his parent held in high esteem. 

Formative experience: The media figure previously spoke about his father's influence on his career during an interview with CNN, where he spoke about going to work with his dad and meeting voice actors, whom his parent held in high esteem

Formative experience: The media figure previously spoke about his father’s influence on his career during an interview with CNN, where he spoke about going to work with his dad and meeting voice actors, whom his parent held in high esteem

He recalled: ‘I would watch these guys working. And I said, “oh, my God. If my father looked at me like that, he would be so proud of me.”‘

Stern also recalled that Ben was supportive of his early career, although he still made a point of offering his son constructive criticism during the period of time.

‘My father wrote me a letter. And he said to me, you know, it is great that you are on the air and all of that. But I listened to the tape. And you go, ah, ah, ah every minute…And you don’t sound professional. And you’re not enunciating,’ he said. 

Dad knows best: Stern also recalled that Ben was supportive of his early career, although he still made a point of offering his son constructive criticism during the period of time; he is seen in 2019

Dad knows best: Stern also recalled that Ben was supportive of his early career, although he still made a point of offering his son constructive criticism during the period of time; he is seen in 2019

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