The cause of death was multiple myeloma. Phillips worked the Washington airwaves for over 40 years, including mornings at WHUR-FM in the 70s and 80s, and as the host of Metro Talk on WBIG-FM and WTEM-AM. Phillips was let go from WBIG and WTEM in 2005 when the public affairs program was eliminated from the station. Check out the extended obit for Phillips in the Washington Post.
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