By CBS Baltimore Staff

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Longtime radio DJ Peter Deibler, better known as ‘Kane’, died last week at Shady Grove Adventist Medical Center after a long illness.

Kane was the longtime host of “The Kane Show” which aired during morning rush hour in Baltimore, D.C., Louisville and Tampa.

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“We are deeply saddened to share that Kane has passed away,” Hot 99.5 tweeted. “Please keep Kane’s family and girls in your thoughts and prayers.”

According to Joseph, Greenwald & Laake, the attorneys representing Kane, he passed away on March 6 at age 43 after battling a long illness. He left behind two daughters, Sam and Sophie, who he mentioned often on air.

“Although co-hosts came and went, Kane remained a constant, comforting voice for thousands of people driving to work, dropping the kids off at school and running errands,” the attorneys said in a statement.

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Intern John, who was also a staple on The Kane Show, and one of Kane’s friends posted about Kane being a father first.

The Kane Show, which was based out of iHeart Radio’s offices in Rockville, was pulled from airwaves last April. It first hit the airwaves in 2006 and was a popular morning radio show in the DMV.

Condolences continue to pour from listeners on social media.

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CBS Baltimore Staff