Former Madison radio personality Connie of ‘Connie & Fish’ dies of liver cancer

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Connie Kellie of the morning show duo Connie and Fish died Monday of liver cancer, according to Mix 95-7.

“We’re sad to share the news that our friend and coworker, Connie Kellie, passed away on Monday, January 4, 2021 after a short battle with liver cancer,” the post reads. Kellie began working at Mix 95-7 in 2012 after years of working in Madison.

Kellie and her longtime radio partner Fish spent previously hosted a popular morning show on Z104 before moving on to work at 93.1 Jamz in Madison.

Fish shared a heartfelt message on the duo’s Facebook page Tuesday morning remembering their long relationship.

“I remember when I met you. I remember how we clicked and became the best of friends immediately. I don’t remember everything about our hundreds of adventures over the years, but I do remember so many of them,” the post reads. “You were the first person to give me a chance in radio. You were my first woman best friend. You are my sister, confidante, partner, teacher … you are my family.”

According to Mix 95.7’s website, Kellie grew up in Waterford, Michigan and eventually went on to attend Central Michigan University, where she and Fish met.

Throughout her career, Kellie worked in Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska and Wisconsin.