Longtime radio icon and activist Skipper Lee Frazier has died

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Skipper Lee Frazier, radio icon and civil rights activist, has died. (KTRK)

The Houston radio community has lost another legend and civil rights activist.

Skipper Lee Frazier died Friday night at his home surrounded by family. Frazier has been a fixture on Houston radio since 1954, with him airing a show on KWWJ each day at 2pm.

Frazier was also a music act promoter and friend of boxing legend Muhammad Ali.

"He became friends with Muhammad Ali. Muhammad Ali in his heyday would just drop in on his show like he was a regular guest," KCOH's Ralph Cooper said. "He would come in and sit for hours with Skipper Lee and in fact he even mentioned Skipper Lee's name on national TV after one of his fights."

Frazier's funeral arraignments have not been publicly released.
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