After about a month absence from the show, John Walton of "Walton & Johnson" has passed away.

Steve Johnson has released this statement -

"It is with great shock and sadness that I inform the Walton & Johnson audience of the untimely and sudden passing of John Walton.

His medical issues were too numerous to overcome. He had been receiving treatment over the last month but continued to suffer. He made the decision to return home yesterday and spend his last hours with his family. He went out on his own terms. John passed away last night at around 11:55 PM - July 1st, 2019.

I will always cherish John as not only a partner but a dear friend.  His wit and humor defined him as the unique individual we all knew him to be. He will never be replaced. He had a voice and he had something to say.

Your loyalty and support for him and his craft was always a mutual sentiment. John cared deeply for all of you. He loved to make you all laugh.

Please remember his family in your "thoughts and prayers".

I am forever in debt to all of you for your support of our program. The show will return as soon as possible.

Sincerely, Steve Johnson. "

Ken Webster the show's producer on the show has released a statement that the show will continue. Tomorrow's show will be an open forum for listeners to share their stories about John Walton. Walton & Johnson is heard weekday mornings from 5:30 am to 10:00 am on KLUB Classic Rock 106.9.

He will be missed.