The family of former 84 WHAS-Radio personality and LEO Weekly columnist Francene Cucinello have filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against Norton Hospital, claiming the health care provider was negligent in its treatment of the talk radio personality.
Earlier this year, Cucinello, 43, died after suffering a heart attack and a brain aneurysm.
In 2003, the New Jersey native was hired to host the popular “Francene Show” during the radio station’s morning time slot and quickly became a fan favorite, particularly for her interviews with local and national political leaders.
“First and foremost, she was a passionate fireball of advocacy,” fellow WHAS-Radio personality Terry Meiners told LEO Weekly. “She was committed to making changes and questioning people who she thought were hiding things. She wasn’t afraid to kick open a door and say, ‘Let’s all have a look in here.’”
Francene also was committed to helping the “Joe and Jane Sixpacks” of the world via her Job Jam employment seminars, which managed to place about 500 people in jobs during the economic downturn.
LEO will update this story as more develops.