Aris Hampers, a well-known radio personality, died recently at the age of 73. His buddy John Sinkevic said that Hampers died after a lengthy fight with cancer. Aris Hampers rose to prominence via his numerous radio appearances and was praised by many for his work as an on-air presenter and music director. Following his death, countless fans and friends of the late actor rushed to social media to express their condolences.
Aris Hampers was suffering from a malignant growth on his windpipe.
Aris Hampers disclosed in a Facebook post in December 2019 that he had been absent on social media for around six months. He added that he noticed a difference in his voice in February 2016 and decided to seek medical attention.
“He examined my throat and found nothing. I put it up to growing older and a normal transition for someone who has spent most of his life ‘talking’ for a career on the radio, not to mention being a smoker since my senior year of high school.”
According to Hampers, the situation deteriorated during the following three years. He described getting offers for voice work, guest podcast requests, and a return to radio for a full-time afternoon broadcast shift. However, Aris Hampers said that he turned down all of the offers because he believed his voice would “eventually grow worse.”
He disclosed that there was a time when he couldn’t speak to anybody, even in a somewhat loud setting, and that when he went to the ENT, they discovered a lump behind his voicebox. Hampers had a malignant tumor on his windpipe, which was discovered after a few tests and surgery.
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“On the bright side, it was ‘non-invasive’ cancer, which meant that not only would it not spread to other parts of my body, but it would also obviate the need for chemotherapy. On the negative side, the tumor had already been significantly injured by the voicebox/larynx and could not be rescued. The only way I could live was to get it removed.”
He went on to say that he had to remain in the hospital for 14 days and that the procedures cost the same as a mid-sized house on the West side. Hampers also mentioned his mother dying of cancer at the conclusion of the article. “Thank you Aris, for all the memories,” singers and fans say of the late radio personality. Clark Boring, a singer, paid homage to Hampers on Facebook, uploading a photo and stating that his passing was a big loss.
“If you are a musician in Michigan, you know who this man was, and he most likely had a positive impact on your music live, whether it was because he played your song on the radio, or your band was able to play his music showcase at The Orbit Room, or you just had a nice conversation about music history with him.”
He went on to say:
“His voice was legendary, but his effect on the local music scene was much greater. Thank you, Aris, for all the experiences and possibilities you provided for me and my colleagues.”
Bruce Madden, a Facebook user, said that he originally met Aris in Grand Rapids many years ago and that they reconnected at Believe In Music. Madden also said that he and Aris used to spend a lot of time talking about music. When word of Aris’ death spread, social media platforms were inundated with condolences. They sent heartfelt letters as they lamented the passing of the “radio legend.”
Aris Hampers became interested in music as a kid.
Aris Hampers, the son of Peter and Vivian Hampers, was born on May 4, 1949. He became interested in music as a youngster since he spent a lot of time in front of the record player and jukebox. Hampers was also an accomplished pianist and organist, as well as a composer. In 1976, he graduated from Ottawa Hills High School while simultaneously writing music and singing vocals for The SoulBenders and Phlegethon.
He eventually rose to prominence as an on-air presenter and music director on several radio stations, and he staged rock hunts to give opportunities to local bands. His brother Dean, nieces Viviana and Marisa, five great-nephews and great-nieces, and cousins Maria, Jim, Helene, and Andrew survive him. The viewing will take place on February 9 at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, followed by a memorial the following day. Donations should be sent to the American Cancer Society by anybody who wishes to do so.