Drew Lee, the co-host of the popular radio show Justice and Drew on Twin Cities News Talk AM 1130, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, June 25, 2022. His death shocked and saddened his family, friends, colleagues, and listeners who admired his witty and insightful commentary on current affairs. He was 50 years old.
A Sudden and Tragic Loss
Drew Lee’s cause of death has not been officially revealed by his family or the station. However, his co-host Jon Justice, who was recovering from open-heart surgery at the University of Minnesota hospital, announced the news on Monday morning. He said that he had been texting and joking with Lee in the hours leading up to his passing. He also said that Lee was with his wife at the time of his death.
Justice described Lee as his best friend and a friend to the listeners. He said that he was devastated by the loss and that Lee will be fondly remembered and truly missed. He also thanked Jason Lewis and Sam Sansevere for filling in for Lee on Monday’s show.
A Career in Radio and Podcasting
Drew Lee, whose real name was Andrew Lee, started his career in radio as a program director at Entercom from 1999 to 2007. He then worked as a program director at Journal Broadcast Group until 2010. He joined iHeartMedia in 2010 as an executive producer and co-hosted the Justice and Drew show with Jon Justice since 2014. The show covered local and national topics ranging from politics, sports, entertainment, and culture.
Lee also co-hosted The Minnesota Beercast with Andrew Schmitt, a podcast that featured interviews with local brewers, beer enthusiasts, and experts. He was passionate about craft beer and often shared his opinions and recommendations with his listeners.
A Loving Husband and Father
Drew Lee is survived by his wife and two children. He was a devoted husband and father who loved spending time with his family. He also enjoyed traveling, golfing, fishing, and playing video games.
Lee’s family has not released any details about his funeral arrangements or memorial service. They have asked for privacy and prayers during this difficult time. They have also expressed their gratitude for the outpouring of support and condolences from the public.
A Legacy of Humor and Intelligence
Drew Lee will be remembered as a talented radio host who entertained and informed his audience with his humor and intelligence. He had a unique voice and perspective that made him stand out in the media landscape. He was also a kind and generous person who always made others smile.
His fans and followers have taken to social media to share their memories and tributes to him. They have praised his professionalism, personality, and passion for radio. They have also expressed their sympathy and solidarity with his family and co-workers.
Drew Lee’s death is a huge loss for the Twin Cities radio community and for everyone who knew him. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him.