Ari Hampers, a well-known radio personality, recently passed away at the age of 73. His mate John Sinkevic said Hampers died after a long battle with cancer. Aris Hampers rose to prominence for his numerous radio appearances and was praised by many for his work as a presenter and music director. Following his death, countless fans and friends of the late actor rushed to social media to offer their condolences.
Aris Hampers suffered from a malignant tumor on his trachea.
Aris Hampers announced in a Facebook post in December 2019 that he was absent from social media for about six months. He added that in February 2016 he noticed a difference in his voice and decided to seek medical attention.
The message stated:
“He examined my throat and found nothing. I blame it on getting older and a normal transition for someone who has spent most of his life “talking” for a career in radio, not to mention smoking since my senior year of high school school.
According to Hampers, the situation worsened over the next three years. He described getting offers for voice work, guest podcast requests, and a return to radio for a full-time afternoon shift. However, Aris Hampers said he turned down all offers because he thought his voice would “eventually get worse”.
He revealed that there was a time when he couldn’t talk to anyone, even in a somewhat loud environment, and that when he went to the ENT they discovered a lump behind his larynx. Hampers had a malignant tumor on his trachea, which was discovered after several examinations and operations.
He said, “
“On the plus side, it was ‘non-invasive’ cancer, which meant that not only would it not spread to other parts of my body, but it would also eliminate the need for chemotherapy. On the negative side, the tumor was already significantly damaged by the voice box/larynx and could not be saved. The only way I could live was to have it removed.
He went on to say he had to stay in the hospital for 14 days and the procedures cost as much as a mid-sized home on the west side. Hampers also mentioned that his mother died of cancer at the end of the article. “Thanks Aris for all the memories,” singers and fans say about the late radio personality. Clark Boring, a singer, paid tribute to Hampers on Facebook by uploading a photo and declaring that his passing was a great loss.
“If you’re a musician in Michigan, you know who this guy was, and he most likely had a positive influence on your music live, whether it was because he played your song on the radio, or because your band was able to play his music. showcase in The Orbit Room, or you just had a nice talk about music history with him.”
He went on to say:
“His voice was legendary, but his effect on the local music scene was much greater. Thank you, Aris, for all the experiences and opportunities you have provided me and my colleagues.”
Bruce Madden, a Facebook user, said he first met Aris many years ago in Grand Rapids and they reconnected at Believe In Music. Madden also said that he and Aris used to spend a lot of time talking about music. As news of Aris’s death spread, social media platforms were flooded with condolences. They sent heartfelt letters lamenting the death of the “radio legend.”
Aris Hampers became interested in music as a child.
Aris Hampers, the son of Peter and Vivian Hampers, was born on May 4, 1949. He became interested in music as a youngster as he spent a lot of time in front of the record player and jukebox. Hampers was also an accomplished pianist and organist, as well as a composer. In 1976, he graduated from Ottawa Hills High School while simultaneously writing music and singing vocals for The SoulBenders and Phlegethon.
He eventually rose to prominence as an on-air presenter and music director on several radio stations, and organized rock hunts to give opportunities to local bands. His brother Dean, nieces Viviana and Marisa, five second cousins and second cousins, and cousins Maria, Jim, Helene and Andrew survive him. The viewing will take place on February 9 at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity, followed by a memorial service the following day. Donations should be sent to the American Cancer Society by anyone who wishes.