A baseball lover, advocate for marijuana and LGBTQ rights and host of a radio talk show, Norm Kent passes away.
After a two-year struggle with cancer, Kent passed away, three weeks after he entered hospice care at his longtime residence in Fort Lauderdale’s Victoria Park.
When it came to taking on the lost-cause cases no one else would — and winning — the fedora-wearing, spotlight-loving man was king of the hill.
The creator and publisher of South Florida Gay News in 2009 and The Express in 1999.
From 1989 until 1992, Kent hosted the morning drive talk show for WFTL-1400 AM. He departed the station by leaving on-air in 1992.
Kent was an attorney who frequently filed lawsuits against Florida local governments on behalf of civil rights like freedom of speech.
In March 2023, Kent accepted hospice care at his longtime residence in Fort Lauderdale’s Victoria Park after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer.
Norm Kent died on April 13, at the age of 73.