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'A loss for all of Toronto': Broadcaster Fitzroy Gordon dies at 65

Fitzroy Gordon, the founder and CEO of G98.7 FM, died at the age of 65. Photo credit: Instagram/g987fm

Friends, family and fans of a Toronto radio station are mourning the loss of a popular voice over the city’s airwaves.

Fitzroy Gordon, 65, was the founder and CEO of G98.7 FM, a station popular with the local black and Caribbean community. He passed away on Tuesday.

“At this time, as you can imagine, we are overcome with grief and we would like to thank you for your support, understanding and prayers,” his wife, Marvette Gordon, said in a statement.

“I know Mr. G was well loved by our listeners and the community at large, as such, rest assured that at the appropriate time, there will be opportunity for you to express your love for him.”

Many dignitaries took to social media to praise his legacy for bringing black and Caribbean culture onto the FM dial.

Mayor John Tory offered condolences in a statement, and said Gordon was known as “Dr. Love” because he loved helping others.

“The loss of Fitzroy Gordon is a loss for all of Toronto,” the mayor said.

“[He] was a towering figure in our city who brought people together.”