Craig Cornett, a former host of the morning show on 93.7 FM in St. Louis, was found dead in a Jonesboro, Ark., home. He was 46 years old.
While Cornett's death is still being investigated, a bottle of sleeping pills was found in the sink in the main bathroom of the home, KSDK-TV reported. There were no signs of forced entry or struggle and nothing was taken from the Jonesboro home, the station said.
Posts on the radio-info.com discussion board paid tribute to the former morning show host.
He was a good friend of mine, He was the first person to put me into a commercial recording when I was 12 at Y-98, said poster johntherogger, referring to Y98 FM in St. Louis. I'll never forget how much fun we had bantering with Guy Phillips about John's Lawn and Snow Snuvvel Service.....Rest In peace friend.
Very sad news for those of us who knew him..., said radio-info.com poster beachguy3b.
Craig Cornett was discovered dead by his ex-wife, who told police she texted him Tuesday and Cornett didn't respond to the message. But the ex-wife said she wasn't concerned and figured Cornett may have been in St. Louis at the time.
Cornett's ex-wife didn't know he was dead when she found him in a chair until she tried waking him and felt his cold skin and noticed he wasn't breathing, KSDK reported.
It's possible the forming St. Louis morning show host was dead for hours or even days.
Aside from 93.7 and Y-98, Cornett also had a weekend show at KMOV-TV in St. Louis, according to CBS.