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Frank Pastore, KKLA Christian Radio Host, Ex-Major League Pitcher, Dead at 55

The popular Christian radio host succumbed to complications of pneumonia Monday afternoon.

Frank Pastore, the popular Christian radio host of the Frank Pastore Show on 99.5 KKLA and a former major league pitcher, died Monday afternoon after lying in a nearly month-long coma following a Nov. 19 motorcycle accident. He was 55.

His wife, Gina Pastore, alerted the staff of KKLA of Pastore’s passing on Monday afternoon.

Pastore suffered major head injuries when he was struck by a Hyundai Sonata while traveling in the carpool lane on the 210 freeway Nov. 19. He had just finished recording what some have called a prophetic segment of his show in which he described getting into an accident eerily similar to the one he would fall victim to just hours later.

California Highway Patrol ruled the crash accidental. The driver of the Sonata, a 56-year-old Glendora woman, was not arrested or cited.

Pastore was also a former Major League baseball pitcher who pitched from 1979 to 1986 for the Cincinnati Reds and the Minnesota Twins.


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Betty Lozano December 20, 2012 at 11:52 PM
HOW SAD! I would like The LORD so many questions??? I could not believe it! I feel like I lost a member of my family! when I couldn't hear the radio show I fwlt like I missed a grat deal of good in- edication- a good talk and more......... I a catholic person.......and to hear that GOD needs, little children, or a good christian person up there it does not help me with the pain. To his family continue what this WONDERFUL man did..... so clearly, so simple and direct...... I love his laugh and his sincerity......GOD bless his family and FRANK help us down here and tell JESUS to hurry up..... to fix this crazy world......
Betty Lozano December 20, 2012 at 11:58 PM
HOW SAD! I would like to ask The LORD so many questions??? I could not believe it! I feel like I lost a member of my family! When I couldn't hear the radio show I fell like I missed a great deal of good information - education, a good talk and more......... I am a catholic person.......and to hear that GOD needs, little children, or a good christian person up there it does not help me with the pain. To his family please ....continue what this WONDERFUL man did..... so clearly, so simple and direct...... I love his laugh and his sincerity......GOD bless his family and FRANK help us down here and tell JESUS to hurry up..... to fix this crazy world..... TO KKLA, please keep a show like that going and those wonderful chritian men now helping......God bless you ALL
Deborah K. Garcia December 21, 2012 at 07:14 AM
I listened to Frank for years, and I loved his passion for truth, and his ability to put REASON where reason is lost! I admired Frank's patience, and his willingness to be kind always, demonstrating the power of GOD at work in him as callers would challenge him to the core! He never gave up the fight! It wasn't until Frank was gone that I got the full impact of what he had done in my life. I am going to be lost now, but i'm thankful for all that I learned through listening to him. i can only imagine how his family misses him! My prayers go out to all of you. There is no mistake in God's plan! May He bless you and comfort you with peaceful memories, as Heaven rejoices! May Frank's legacy live on! Deborah Garcia
DP in Norco December 21, 2012 at 03:21 PM
Thank you, Lord, for blessing us with such a bright light and wonderful example of a man after your own heart. My prayers go out to his family.
Arthur D. Sierra January 10, 2013 at 06:28 PM
I was so fortunate to hear Frank speak at our church last year (Shepherd of the Hills) , our pastor was a close friend of Frank, our church prayed for him & his family when we heard the terrible news. As I and many thousands felt the great loss and sadness, but as Christians we have to rejoice that Frank is home with our Lord. Thank You Frank for your faithful work. Art Sierra

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