Phil Stone from KMOD's Phil & Brent Show dies

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Updated: 11/21/2012 9:45 pm Published: 11/21/2012 6:49 pm

KMOD reports that Phil Stone from The Morning Zoo and The Phil & Brent Show has passed away.

"I was informed just minutes ago that Phil Stone has passed away. Brent [Douglas] confirmed the news to me and I have few other details," said Don Cristi, KMOD Program Director.

Just last month, the radio station announced that Phil & Brent's show, The Morning Zoo, was ending.  The pair failed to reach a contract agreement with radio station owner, Clear Channel.

Phil Stone and Brent Douglas hosted the Morning Zoo for close to 27 years.

So many Tulsans were shocked by the news.

On Facebook, Lauri Bowman says, "This is so sad. My dear Dad loved the Zoo and I remember growing up with them and laughing out loud to Roy D. Mercer while driving into work every morning when I got older.  My heart, thoughtful prayers and love to his family and friends. RIP Phil Stone!"

Friends of Stone say they'll remember his sense of humor.  They say he was an avid musician who had just purchased his family ukeleles so they could learn to play together.  He founded his band named after FOX23 anchor Chera Kimiko, the "Chera Kimiko Band." 

Phil was an avid fisherman and a huge fan of the Arkansas Razorbacks.  He loved the Andy Griffith SHow and the Waltons.  He will always be remembered for his on-air antics with co-host Brent Douglas and their signature prank call character Roy D. Mercer.

Clear Channel Tulsa GM Don Christi said, "I can say this without any exaggeration or hyperbole, with apologies to Billy Parker and Scooter Seagraves, there is no single person who has had a bigger impact on Tulsa radio than Phil Stone."

The exact cause of Stone's death is unknown.



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scott - 3/13/2013 9:19 PM
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suicide was what i herd ,sorry wish it did not happen. I remember when I won the super bowl party and won a tel a vision and did not get it. I really did not complain mainly to not cause a problem I think it was stress. I even donated on the blood drive at A OBI and KMOD event. I wish it would never happen to me.surely not of being board to death death and insecure miss you all

dala994 - 11/27/2012 2:39 PM
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see ya on the other side!

Unwashed Mass - 11/24/2012 7:03 PM
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Phil, and Brent will be missed. KMOD will not.

clindsey1959 - 11/23/2012 11:22 PM
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My heart breaks for Phil's family and their tragic loss, especially during the holiday season! May he rest in peace and may his family know what a legacy their father, husband, son, brother, etc. left to the citizens of Tulsa and others who had the priviledge of listening to Phil and Brent! Thank you and may God give each of you peace and comfort in this time of your loss.

Gladys Crump - 11/22/2012 6:40 PM
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We will all miss you man, we loved your crazy fun spoofs, Tulsa and the world is a poorer and sadder place today because of your passing. RIP my friend, I forgive you for making me kiss you on the cheek to get the KMOD sticker 26 years ago...LOL. I will always remember you with a smile.

Tammy Denae - 11/22/2012 9:42 AM
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So sorry to hear about Phil Stone. He and Brent managed to make me smile on my way to work for years. Hope his heaven is full of laghter. He was a gem.

Mayor Maynot - 11/22/2012 7:41 AM
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How big of an ole boy are ya? Pretty big in the hearts of many Tulsan's. Thanks for the great laughs while lampooning friends of a friend. RIP my friend. And condolences to all your friends and family. I ain't got no beer but I do got a tear.

memyselfandeye - 11/22/2012 3:53 AM
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I am in complete shock to hear this news. What a sad day. Tulsa will never be the same. Phil was an icon. Thoughts and prayers to all family, friends and fans. RIP Phil.

sanensober10 - 11/21/2012 9:08 PM
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The world lost an awesome man...But God gained a very respected and talented funny man! Mr Phil you will truly be missed by soooo many people.. I too was a Phil and Brent devoted fan for many many years... Prayers to all of Phil and Brent's families in this time of loss!! Never have I ever laughed as hard as I did when I listened to them.. Tulsa Ok lost everything radio had to offer when they lost Phil and Brent and the old KMOD!!

sunny1 - 11/21/2012 8:32 PM
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What a loss for all that have been entertained by you. Listening in to your morning show made the commute so much better. Every time I herd that phone dialing I couldn't wait to see what he and Brent had come up with once again. I am so sad, what a loss, prayers go out to his family, friends and coworkers. He will be missed. Tulsa lost an icon, one that brought laughter to us all.
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