Cronauer opened his Armed Forces Radio show with the phrase ‘Goooooood morning, Vietnam!’ – Robin Williams made the refrain famous in the 1987 film

Adrian Cronauer, the man whose military radio antics inspired a character played by Robin Williams in the film Good Morning, Vietnam, has died. He was 79.

Mary Muse, the wife of his stepson Michael Muse, said Thursday that Cronauer had died Wednesday from an age-related illness. He had lived in Troutville, Virginia, and died at a local nursing home, she said.

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