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Inga Barks' son breaks the silence on memories of his mother

Posted at 5:45 PM, Nov 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-05 22:47:57-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Family has confirmed that well known conservative radio personality Inga Barks passed away on Tuesday night.

Solomon Barks, Inga’s son, described his mother as smart, funny, and kind, and she was always there for anyone who needed her help.

“She was just someone who was great at talking to everybody and she was great at making friends and had a way of making people listen and engage in ways that I, I haven’t met many people who can do so,” said Barks.

On Tuesday, Kern County lost a well-known radio host, Inga Barks who was often recognized for bringing awareness to local issues, like local political races.

"She spent a lot of time trying to get people engaged with those local issues and try to get people to do stuff with that because they could make a change there,” said Barks.

Her son Solomon told 23ABC that on Monday night she was feeling faint and lost consciousness due to internal bleeding, she later passed away on Tuesday morning. Barks had requested privacy when it came to her cause of death.

“We were all there with her until she passed at 2:30 in the morning,” said Barks.

She was friends with influential conservative political commentators like Sean Hannity and Mark Levin. Levin tweeted his condolences.

But the conservative media personality was also a mother to three sons.

"I would be like mom, I’m going to tell you something, and you can’t say it on the radio,” said Barks.

Solomon says that his mother was creative in every aspect of life.

“Most parents will be like okay guys it’s time for school, instead she would come in playing the guitar at us to get us out of bed and wouldn’t stop until you got up and got ready for school.”

While the barks family is mourning her loss, Solomon says that the thing he will miss the most is just hearing her voice.

“I am going to miss the random phone calls that I would get from her like in the middle of things, we would just talk for a while there.”

For those who too are mourning the loss of Inga Barks, the family is asking that you write her a letter, a memory, or even something you wanted to say and never got the chance to.

The address letters can be addressed to is The Barks and Ingram Family, 1709 Hodges Ave., Bakersfield, Ca 93304.