by Alex Lloyd Gross
Gene Shay, the iconic Philadelphia fixture at the Philadelphia Folk Festival, and Radio stations WXPN and WIOQ is still very much alive in hospice care at Lankenau Hospital, with complications from Coronavirus. As of April 15, 2020 2:15 PM his condition is serious enough to place him in hospice, but he is still very much alive.
Other media outlets reported on his passing, and some have even posted obituary prematurely. Family members were awakened by calls offering condolences as he was still alive..