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Sports fans are helping keep a local radio legend’s legacy alive. George Chappel, who was known over the airwaves as Dark Star, died this past June. He was just 66 years old.
Friends and acquaintances of the late-radio personality Dark Star say he lived larger than life. The things he left behind prove that.
A fitting tribute was held Saturday for a long-time local sports personality with a passion for horse racing. Friends and fans remembered the life of Dark Star, a long-time WCCO Radio personality, former host of a TV show called “Canterbury Report”, and a Vietnam War veteran.
If you ever had the chance to listen to Dark Star’s radio show on a consistent basis, you knew to expect the unexpected.
Saturday morning we’ll pay tribute to a man at Canterbury Park. I’ll be in a group of friends, acquaintances, radio listeners, hanger-ons and some of his former “nuts at night” that Dark Star entertained with complete confidence and irreverence for 25 years on WCCO and 66 years through a remarkable life.
Dark Star was truly a one-of-a-kind type of person. When news of his death Friday afternoon at his Minnetonka apartment spread, shock and sadness had set in.
Dark Star is being remembered by his friends at Canterbury Park in Shakopee.
Dark Star, long time WCCO Radio personality, was found dead on Friday.