Tom Keith, a radio sound effects master for Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion" and cohost of Minnesota Public Radio's "The Morning Show," died Sunday of a heart attack at the age of 64, the Star Tribune reported.
According Minnesota Public Radio News, Keith, who started working for Minnesota Public Radio in 1983 until his retirement in 2008, was known for his ability to imitate and create a variety of captivating and entertaining sounds.
Keith, a St.Paul native, served in the Marines and graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1972 and soon after began working MPR, the Star Tribune reported.
Garrison Keillor said in a statement released monday, that Keith's sound effects "were graceful, precise, understated, like the man himself." MPR reported.
Survivors include his twin sister, Terry Green of Woodbury, his wife, Liu, and two brothers, Jeffrey of Wilton, Wis., and Dave of Syracuse, N.Y., the Star Tribune reported.