How old is James Robert Kennedy?

72 years (1947–2019)
James Robert Kennedy/Age at death

Is radio from Anderson SC still alive?

James R. Kennedy, a man with developmental disabilities who became a familiar and beloved presence on the sidelines during a South Carolina high school’s football games, inspiring the 2003 film “Radio,” died on Sunday in Anderson, S.C. A local funeral home notice said he died in a hospice facility.

Is movie radio based on a true story?

The article and the movie are based on the true story of T. L. Hanna High School football coach Harold Jones (Ed Harris) and a mentally handicapped young man, James Robert “Radio” Kennedy (Cuba Gooding Jr.). The film co-stars Debra Winger and Alfre Woodard.

What happened to radios mom?

In Reel Life: Radio’s mother dies suddenly of a heart attack. In Real Life: Radio’s mother lived until August, 1994, when she suffered heart failure. Whether you like the movie or not, you can’t root against Radio.

Is James Radio Kennedy dead?

Deceased (1947–2019)
James Robert Kennedy/Living or Deceased

Is James Radio Kennedy still alive?

What mental illness did Radio have?

In the movie Radio showed signs of autism. Radio would walk the same route every day, uphill, past the football field, to his home while pushing his shopping cart. This is often how someone with autism deals with everyday life, with sequences of the same repetitive behavior.

Did the real Radio pass away?

According to Sheila Hilton, the former principal of T.L. Hanna High, Kennedy earned the nickname “Radio” in the mid-1960s when he began to show up at the school football field with a transistor radio. Kennedy died on December 15, 2019 in Anderson at the age of 73.

Are radios dying?

Traditional AM/FM radio is still around, but with a dwindling audience. The graph below, from online statistic site Statista, shows the average daily media use in the US over the past four years. Radio usage, represented by the green trend line, has been steadily declining.

Where was Radio buried?

Mowzey Radio
Resting place Nakawuka Kagga, Wakiso District, Uganda.
Education Makerere University
Occupation Musician
Years active 2005–2018

Is the Radio still alive?

How old is Radio now?

James “Radio” Kennedy

Radio Kennedy
Born James Kennedy October 14, 1946 Anderson, South Carolina, U.S.
Died December 15, 2019 (aged 73) Anderson, South Carolina, U.S.
Known for Association with the T. L. Hanna High School football team; Subject of Radio