Local radio personality found dead

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) - An Auburn radio personality and newspaper columnist has been found dead.

John "Stump" Thrower was found dead in his Auburn home Monday morning.

Authorities say the 56-year-old died of natural causes.

Thrower was a veteran attorney and regular on the popular afternoon talk show Sports Call on 93.9 FM, working with host Bill Cameron. He also wrote columns for The Auburn Villager.

Cameron said he never knew anyone who loved Auburn more than Thrower.

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