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Sad News for the Hairball Nation: the 'Acid Chimp' Signs Off

Sad news tonight for members of the Hairball Nation. Listeners of the Hairball John Radio Show certainly know the Acid Chimp, Alan Schafer. Chimpy died June 22nd from a heart attack. He was 37. 

Schafer was a dedicated side kick to Hairball John, providing funny commentary and stories during the weekly shows. The Hairball John Radio Show has been on hiatus for several months. John writes,"The future of The Hairball John Radio Show will be evaluated over the next couple of weeks, but at this time I mourn the loss of a very close friend and genuinely good man."

For more information on the Hairball John Radio Show, click here.

Photo by Carrie Harding

Reader Comments (2)

OMG, i'm so saddened by this news. I was a listener to the HJRS for the last couple of years and I know Hairball John had to put the show on hiatus for a while b/c HJ needed to devote time to his family during his wife's illness. 37, that's so young! Acid Chimp was a great part of the weekly radio program and when HJ returns to the airwaves the Acid Chimp will surely be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family in this diffucult time.
June 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkari
Wow, I don't know what to say..... this is really sad news. The Hairball John Radio Show was the first radio show that I ever got into and it's one of the things that inspired me & made me want to start my own radio show. For that, I am forever grateful. I've been a long time fan and have had the honor of speaking with both John and Alan (the Acid Chimp) on numerous occasions. I'm really sorry to hear about this...this comes as a real shock.

I just want to wish Alan's family and friends all the best...they will be in my thoughts and prayers. R.I.P. Alan
June 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn

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