A spokesman for ABC Radio Network told the Associated Press that Mr. Harvey died at his winter home, surrounded by family. No cause of death was immediately available.
Mr. Harvey was the voice of the American heartland. Decades before devoted listeners tuned in to Rush Limbaugh, Howard Stern or Don Imus, an audience of some -- million at its peak --was tuned in mornings and at noon to Harvey's trademark greeting: "Hello Americans! This is Paul Harvey. Stand by! For news!"
On any given day his listeners were likely to include farmers inside the cabs of cultivators lumbering across Midwestern wheat fields, housewives going about their daily chores, over-the-road truck drivers pushing giant behemoths full throttle along America's interstate highways and millions of others for whom listening to Paul Harvey was as much a part of daily routine as the morning cup of coffee.
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We'll miss you Paul. Rest in Peace and Good Day...
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