Longtime journalist, author and talk show host Walt Bodine died early Sunday morning. He was 92.
According to his son Marty, Walt Bodine died peacefully early Sunday morning at Brighton Gardens of Prairie Village, Kan., after spending Saturday visiting with family, friends and colleagues.
Walt donated his body to science. His son Tom says he hopes it will advance the study of degenerative eye disease, which had left Walt blind in the last years of his life.
Bodine is survived by his five children: Marty, Tom, Mary, Damien and Rebecca. His wife Bernadine passed away in 2003.
A memorial service, a celebration of Walt's amazing life, is scheduled to begin at 1 pm, Saturday, March 30, 2013, at Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W. 47th St., Kansas City, Mo.