Legendary radio DJ Bob Coburn, best known as the longtime host for syndicated radio show “Rockline”, passed away Saturday at the age of 68. Coburn had been battling stage four lung cancer.
Coburn took over as the host of Rockline in 1981, just a few short months after it first aired. The show continued with Coburn as host for 33 years.
Upon the news of his death, starts took to social media to share their tributes.
We’ve lost a rock’n’roll legend – RIP Bob Coburn https://t.co/d4Q88VaoHQ pic.twitter.com/cN3Oi4hPHE
— Sammy Hagar (@sammyhagar) December 18, 2016
So sad. Bob Coburn was a lovely guy and the spirit of kindness. Thank you for your support. RIP my friend. @955KLOS https://t.co/Ji5dLz1e7j
— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) December 18, 2016
RIP #Rockline host #BobCoburn. A musical IQ and warm heart at the top of the charts. Thank you for everything. pic.twitter.com/rctJoWlNYV
— Tom Morello (@tmorello) December 18, 2016
Sad to report the loss of a great friend and Radio Legend. Mr. Bob Coburn passed away today. Millions of listeners will miss you brother. pic.twitter.com/tZa51S7sWF
— Don Felder (@donfelder) December 18, 2016
@BLABBERMOUTHNET so sorry to hear this bad news. RIP dear friend ?????
— Neal Schon (@NealSchonMusic) December 18, 2016