DETROIT (WWJ) – Beloved Detroit Weatherman and WWJ Newsradio 950’s own Sonny Eliot has died at age 91.
Eliot died peacefully at his Farmington Hills home with family members and loved ones by his side.READ MORE: Rolling Stone Magazine Named ‘Respect’ #1 Song Of All Time
His family made the notification on Friday morning.
Eliot was born Marvin Schlossberg on December 5, 1920 on Hastings Street in Detroit, the city he adored — and the city adored Eliot and his wife Annette, right back.
Eliot’s parents owned a hardware store and when times got tough, Eliot remembered with great fondness the mustard sandwiches and ketchup soup his mother and sister would make him.
Eliot said it was his mother who gave him the nickname “Sonny” and in the post-depression tough times, also gave him his legendary sense of humor Detroiters have missed since Eliot’s retirement in 2010.
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