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'Prairie Home' sound effects man, Tom Keith, dies

The man behind the sound effects and character voices on the national radio show passed away unexpectedly Sunday after collapsing at his home. Garrison Keillor says he was one of radio's great clowns, who worked hard at silliness.
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The man behind the sound effects and character voices on the national radio show passed away unexpectedly Sunday after collapsing at his home. He was 64. The cause of death is not yet known.

"It's just one of those things that you can't believe something like this could happen," radio actor Tim Russell tells Minnesota Public Radio.

Keith worked for 35 years alongside Garrison Keillor, who released this statement on his friend's passing.

Bob Collins at NewsCut shares some clips and memories.

Check out the last "Morning Show," with Dale Connelly and Keith as Jim Ed Poole.

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