Bill Heywood, a famous Phoenix radio personality, was found dead on Wednesday in a Scottsdale hotel room, reported azcentral.com.
Heywood's wife Susan was also found dead. The couple may have committed suicide as a suicide note was found and the police are not looking for suspects in connection with their deaths, according to Fox Phoenix.
The Heywoods have faced financial difficulty in the last few years; they filed for bankruptcy in 2009 and lost a home to foreclosure, according to court records, reported azcentral.com. Susan Heywood also reportedly had health problems.
Heywood is long-time, highly successful and widely popular radio personality who worked in Phoenix-area stations like KTAR and KOY.
During his illustrious career, he interviewed Bill Clinton and John F. Kennedy, according to KTAR.com. He was also named Billboard's No. 1 radio personality three times.
The news of his death has saddened many of his fans and listeners.
I remember listening to Bill Heywood every morning on Arizona's Morning News on KTAR back in the early 90's. So sad and tragic, R.I.P. Bill and Susan, wrote Ricky Salazar on KTAR's Facebook page, which has a post titled REMEBERING BILL HEYWOOD.
R.I.P. Bill and thank you for all the funny times on Phoenix Radio in the 70's when radio was real.... wrote Anthony P. Bonanno.
I remember Bill Heywood in the Morning going back to the 80s at KOY. He is definitely a Phoenix legend and him and his wife will be missed dearly, wrote Michelle Bradley.
Going to hold my words until I know the full story of what happened, wrote William Root.
Indeed, while multiple Arizona publications indicate the death was most likely a suicide, some of his listeners are not fully convinced yet, especially before the police have announced any definitive conclusions.
(Screenshot of KTAR's REMEBERING BILL HEYWOOD post)