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