LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Jay Thomas, a renowned Los Angeles radio host and Emmy Award-winning actor, has died. He was 69 years old.
Thomas' agent, Don Buchwald, confirmed the actor's death from cancer in a statement.
"Jay was one of a kind, never at a loss for words and filled with so much fun and wonderfully whacky thoughts and behavior," the statement read.
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A Texas native, Thomas broke into television playing Remo DaVinci on "Mork & Mindy." He later landed a recurring role as Eddie LeBec, the former-hockey-player husband of barmaid Carla on "Cheers."
He won the best guest actor Emmy in 1990 and 1991 for his portrayal of the character Jerry Gold, a tabloid TV show host, on "Murphy Brown."
More recently, Thomas had a recurring role on "Ray Donovan" as a tabloid journalist, and he made a 2015 guest appearance on "Bones."
He also appeared in a series of films over the years, including "Mr. Holland's Opus," "The Santa Clause 2" and "The Santa Clause 3."
He was a regular guest on "The Late Show with David Letterman."
Thomas worked briefly at KISS in Boston before being hired by then new Rhythmic Top 40 KPWR/Los Angeles as their new morning host. He hosted the Power 106-FM "Morning Zoo" radio program for 10 years, according to a bio on Thomas' website.
While in Hollywood, Thomas' campaign "We apologize for Jay Thomas on Power 106-fm" was seen all around town.
Thomas started out as a DJ in college and in recent years hosted a talk show on SiriusXM Radio.
He is survived by wife, Sally, and his three sons.
The Associated Press, ABC News and City News Service contributed to this report.
Jay Thomas, actor and renowned LA radio host, dies at 69
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