Mel Devonne radio death, obituary: Mel Devonne Quiet Storm passed away
Mel Devonne radio death, obituary: Beloved Mel Devonne Quiet Storm has passed away.
His death was announced by his wife in a heartbreaking post on Facebook that read:
Rest in peace .. my husband …
may God receive you with open arms ..
is very difficult
… this pain …
my heart is in mourning 😭
His mother, Jacque Kilgore also shared this tribute:
Rest in peace my first born son Melvin Kilgore Jr (gentleman), who has left us (Also, known as Mel Devonne). You will be truly missed and with your brother Miklas Kilgore. Your Radio Audience will miss you also.
Mel was only 61 years old. He was a veteran of 22 years in the radio industry and one of the architects of the “Quiet Storm” format.
Another touching tribute from Maxx Myrick reads:
Just received the sad news that our brother, former V103 Chicago colleague and veteran syndicated Night Moods/Quiet Storm Air Personality Mel Devonne has passed away at age 61.😢
Mel was a renaissance man, author, documentary filmmaker, college basketball coach, world traveler and the consummate professional.
Mel and I were born in the same year on the same day, something we always acknowledged when we worked together. Condolences to his family and many friends. Rest In Peace
Please say a prayer for his family. May his soul rest in perfect peace.
17 thoughts on “Mel Devonne radio death, obituary: Mel Devonne Quiet Storm passed away”
Rest in peace Mr. D. I enjoyed you listening on Big DM 101.3 every Sunday -Thursday nights. A voice silent….but a legacy lives on forever. Thank you for making my nights worth listening to as i continue to listen to the program. #thequietstormon1013thebigdm
One of the best vocal talents I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. RIH my Brother.
Yes he was. Passed alot of lonely nights with this brother.
R I P Mr D. I enjoyed listening to you on the Big DM 101.3 in Columbia SC with the Very Smooth Voice. But let your Legacy lives on forever.Thank you for making my night worth listening to .I will continue to listen to the Big DM and Quite Strom Nightly.
My heart is heavy hearing of the loss of a Friend, College Basketball Team Mate and Legend. My condolences to the family. Know that god has called home one of his greatest DJ’s of all time to now DJ the QUIET STORM to his angels. I going to miss you man….
Rest in peace read one of the best voices On radio used to listen to you on 92q Nashville Tennessee my condolences to the family
Peaceful Journey good Bro. It was a pleasure working with you, until we meet again my Brother of the microphone
Everyday at 7pm I look forward to quiet storm there’s something in Mels voice that gave me a satisfying feel it won’t be the same for me no one can replace that voice. R.I.P I will surely miss u…
OMG, I cant believe it…I listened 2 u all the time. Bought ur CD – such a talent…u will truly b missed! Rest well Mel
Rest In Peace…Sorry for your loss
This is to a radio icon I’ve truely enjoyed being a faithful listener to this brother for many years I as many others will truely miss this brother may GOD Be with your family through the lost of a truely great man it’s like I know him personally GOD BLESS YOU BROTHER AS YOU REST IN PEACE on behalf of everyone in south Carolina who listen to this brother on THE BIG DM101.3FM
Such a soothing voice! Rest in Peace.
Rest In Peace Mel… My condolences to your wife and family
Rest Easy Brother ….
So sorry to hear this awesome young man i love listening to him at night he played such. Beautiful music. He will be missed sending heart felt condolences to his. Family
Thank you to all my son’s friends and listening audience .He was a people person and a respectful gentleman. He will be truly missed.
His Mom, Jacqueline
i only just now read of his passing. i was going through old tapes to digitize, and came across some Mel i’d taped off wvaz back in 1994 or so. of all the “quiet storm” hosts i’ve heard all over the country, Mel was, by far, the best. the original and voice par excellence.