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Broadcasting pioneer Paul Harvey dies at age of 90

CHICAGO (AP) -- ABC Radio Network says broadcasting pioneer Paul Harvey has died at the age of 90.

Network spokesman Louis Adams says Harvey died today at a hospital in Phoenix, Ariz., while surrounded by family. No cause of death was immediately available.

In a statement, ABC Radio Networks President Jim Robinson calls Harvey "one of the most gifted and beloved broadcasters in our nation's history."

Harvey was a news commentator and talk-radio pioneer whose staccato style made him one of the nation's most familiar voices.

He was forced off the air in 2001 because a virus weakened a vocal cord. But he returned to work in Chicago and was still active as he passed his 90th birthday. His death comes less than a year after that of his wife and producer Lynne.

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