WHAS-Radio personality and LEO Weekly columnist Francene Cucinello has died, the station announced Friday afternoon. The morning talk radio host entered the hospital Monday following an apparent heart attack. She died at Norton Hospital on Friday. She was 43.
In July 2008, LEO ran a cover story on Cucinello, who hosted the popular “Francene Show” on 84 WHAS since October 2003.
“Those of us at LEO who had the pleasure of working with and getting to know Francene are utterly shocked and deeply saddened by the news of her death,” says Sarah Kelley, editor of LEO Weekly. “Her voice, while often controversial, was a mainstay in Louisville and beyond. She will be missed.”