Lowcountry legend “Tony the Peanut Man” died today at the age of 63. The Charleston County Deputy Coroner confirmed his passing, saying he died of natural causes.
Tony (real name Anthony Wright) was a fixture at Charleston RiverDogs’ home games where he sold boiled peanuts to fans while singing catchy jingles. Wright, who could easily be spotted thanks to his trademark bowtie and straw hat, was a fan favorite. During games he would entertain and pose for pictures with fans.
Over the years, Wright could also be seen in the Old City Market and at local high school and college sporting events. He also had his own line of peanut products. According to his website, he delivered multiple motivational speeches to area schools and hosted an annual Labor Day cookout for the homeless in Charleston.
Earlier this year, Wright spoke with WCBD about being diagnosed with myotonic muscular dystrophy and the effect it had on it.
Tony the Peanut Man brought lots of smiles to the Charleston community and he will surely be missed.
Miller Gallery to Celebrate the Opening of “Unbroken” on August 7th
On August 7th, Miller Gallery will be celebrating the opening of Unbroken. Two local artists working in different mediums have...
Itinerant Literate Books and Commonhouse Aleworks Launch Brewing on Books – A Community Book Club
Dog Day Afternoon at Local Waterparks Set for September 11th & 12th
Party at the Point Concert Series Announces Additional Dates
Steely Dan Coming to the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in October
North Charleston POPS! Announces 10th Anniversary Season
Multi-platinum, Grammy Award Winning Artist Nelly Coming to the North Charleston PAC
- Uncategorized6 months ago
Types Of Personal Loans
- Uncategorized2 years ago
Signs Your Third Eye Is Starting To See
- Uncategorized2 months ago
Best Live Dealer Games Providers for Non-GamStop Players
- Events4 days ago
Weekend Buzz: Fun Things To Do In Charleston This Weekend
- Weekend Preview3 days ago
Charleston Weekend Events
- Resources8 years ago
- Site Updates3 years ago
HCS Patreon Supporters
- Food7 years ago
Charleston’s Food Trucks