Tom Knapp Dead at 62
I was saddened this morning when I read the news. Tom Knapp, dead at 62. That's what it said according to The New York Times.
I'm not sure what I liked about Tom more, his world class shotgun shooting ability, his personality or just the sound of his deep baritone voice. He had all three.
I had the awesome opportunity of meeting Tom Knapp several times over his career of promoting Benelli Shotguns. My favorite was an interview I did with him over the phone. He was on his way to an appearance and took time to talk to me on the phone. At the time I knew who he was, but what I did not know was how kind of a gentlemen he was. You could hear it in his voice.
You've most likely seen video of Tom Knapp and his incredible trick shooting with a shotgun. He was a master!
Oh, what was the other thing I liked about Tom? His voice. Being a radio guy with a 'higher pitched' money maker, I was always a little envious. Not only could he shoot, not only could he talk, but he sounded great too.
Rest in peace Tom Knapp!