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Remembering Sonny Eliot (VIDEO)

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Sonny Eliot, Detroit radio and television pioneer, died this morning at his home in Farmington Hills.

He was 91.

For those who don't remember Eliot, he might be best known for his role as Detroit's star weatherman. Eliot had a quick wit and predilection for puns.

Here is a taste:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcKajrki0bQ

Spending over 60 years in broadcasting, Eliot worked into his 80s. He gave his final broadcast in September 2010.

Here's a look at Eliot toward the end of his career:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reZYXrJxuQ4

And Eliot's legacy lives on in a new generation of Michigan forecasters:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mM9gGhAY0io

- Jordan Wyant, Michigan Radio Newsroom

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