Howard Stern’s beloved father Ben Stern recently died at the age of 99.
The SiriusXM radio host, 68, revealed the sad news in an interview with Hamptons local outlet Dan’s Papers, but did not provide any details about his dad’s death.
“I lost my father recently, he was 99 years old,” Stern said, before announcing he’s working on a special project in honor of his late father.
Stern revealed the project is sure to get his creative juices flowing.
Although he’s best known for interviewing some of the biggest names on the planet, one of the presenter’s hidden talents includes painting.
In fact, he’s putting that skill to good use as he unveiled plans to paint barns with a tie to his dad.
“Next up: Corwith Barns,” he said of his upcoming project. “I’ve done a bunch of smaller paintings of the barns but this one is a larger size.”
He continued, “The barns are no longer there but I photographed them many times, and I’m doing a big painting that hopefully captures every broken board on that fading structure.”
“Not sure how old those barns were, but I feel like painting the barns is honoring him and all those growing older and then gone,” Stern added.
Stern often spoke about his parents, including his mom Ray Stern.
In his 2019 book, “Howard Stern Comes Again,” he lovingly said his mother was one of his favorite guests on his show.
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