The Urban Buzz sends heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and fans of radio icon Lynn Toliver. Lynn had been hospitalized for the last few months and was on a ventilator. While the official cause of death has not been released, it is speculated that he was a victim of the Covid-19 virus. Lynn was living in Tampa.

Lynn was the long-time Program Director and air personality at WJMO/WZAK-Cleveland in the 80’s and 90’s. He was responsible for WZAK becoming a powerhouse station. He also spent time in the record business and produced several successful projects.

Lynn won a $1.2 million judgment by a New York jury in a lawsuit over the unauthorized sampling by the Black Eyed Peas of his 1983 song, “I Need a Freak.” The sample was used in the band’s hit single, “My Humps”. It sold over 2 million copies in the United States.

Lynn was a great radio man and a good brother. He was tough, but fair. He leaves a great legacy in the radio and entertainment business. May he Rest in Paradise.

Information about funeral services have not been released yet.