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Former KCEN talent, director Tony Hennes passes away

Tony Hennes, former KCEN weatherman, anchor and news director, has passed away from an alleged heart attack, according to a friend's Facebook post Monday.
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Tony Hennes, former KCEN weatherman, anchor and news director.

TEMPLE, Texas — Tony Hennes, former KCEN weatherman, anchor and news director, has passed away from an apparent heart attack, according to a Facebook post shared by friend Andy Shaw on Monday.

Max Tooker, former BIG 95 KGBO morning co-host, wrote in a Facebook post that a best friend of Hennes found him unresponsive around noon Monday in his apartment.

Former colleagues of Hennes shared reactions to his passing on the KCEN-TV Alumni page.

"I’m sure I can come up with many more stories about this very colorful and lovable, one of a kind character. But right now I’m such a state of utter shock," Tooker wrote.

Credit: Max Tooker
Max Tooker, former BIG 95 KBGO morning co-host, shared a Facebook post on Monday regarding the passing of his friend and former colleague Tony Hennes.

Hennes recently announced his candidacy for Temple City Council.

His visitation will be held Wednesday at Harper-Talasek chapel Temple from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Graveside service will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Bellwood Cemetery on Airport Road.