On January 22, 2023, Lin Brehmer, a well-known and respected host of Chicago’s WXRT rock radio station for many years, died at the age of 68.
Terri Hemmert of WXRT released a statement announcing that Brehmer had passed away early Sunday morning. She wrote, “It is with a heavy heart that we must inform you that we all lost our best friend,” she said. “Lin Brehmer fought cancer as long as he could. He passed early this morning, peacefully, with his wife and son by his side. We’ll hold each other up through this heart-breaking time, Lin would want that. Take nothing for granted.”
Brehmer’s fans are eager to know more about his personal life, including his wife, Sara Farr, and their relationship. They also have an interest in knowing his net worth at the time of his death. Read on to know everything in detail about his life.
Who Is Lin Brehmer’s Wife?
Lin Brehmer was married to Sara Farr, whom he met while studying at Colgate University. On September 30, 2022, he shared a Facebook post celebrating their anniversary and mentioned that on a normal day, he would have dedicated a song to her on air. He also mentioned that he was happy to be alive.
The couple had a son named Wilson.
What Was Lin Brehmer’s Cause Of Death?
It has been reported that the radio host’s death was caused by cancer.
In July 2022, Lin Brehmer announced that he would be taking a break from his career to undergo chemotherapy treatment for prostate cancer. On July 12, 2022, he shared the news on Twitter through a post on WXRT Chicago’s account.
In the post at that time, he stated that he had been fighting prostate cancer for several years and had undergone various treatments such as radiation, biopsies, CT scans, MRIs, and drug therapies. He also mentioned that although the cancer was caught early it had spread to other areas. He announced that he would begin a long period of chemotherapy starting. He resumed his radio show for a few weeks in November and December of 2022.
On January 22, 2023, he passed away. His death was announced by his long-time colleague Terri Hemmert on WXRT and acknowledged by the Chicago Cubs with a message on the Wrigley Field marquee. Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel remembered Brehmer as the “voice of Chicago” with a unique and engaging voice, and shared that he announced a music district concept on his show. He expressed his sadness at not hearing Brehmer’s voice on the radio anymore and wished for his memory to be a blessing.
What Was Lin Brehmer’s Net Worth?
Lin Brehmer had an estimated net worth of $2 million, primarily earned from his work as a Disc Jockey and radio host. He earned an annual salary of over $300,000 dollars per year, which includes his monthly earnings.