Adrian Cronauer, the disc jockey in the Air Force and whose life provided the outline for Robin Williams character in the 1987 movie, “Good Morning, Vietnam” has unfortunately died this past Wednesday in Troutville, VA.
At the age of 79, his death was announced by a funeral service.
Online publication, The Notice provided no cause of death.
Cronauer’s first job happen to be the news director of Armed Forces Radio during his time there. The Morning show slot was open, he took it and called it “Dawn Buster.” Developing his own signature style of greetings while on the island of Crete, in which he became known for, for example: “Goooood Morning, Iraklion,” “Goooood Morning, Vietnam,” and etc. Adrian also spent up to seven years in New York City voicing television and radio commercials; he also owned his own advertising agency, he taught broadcasting at a University, authored a book on radio & Tv, and much more.
We send our condolences to his family, friends, and fans on this trying time.