Boys, Girls--- * * * Here Is Sad News * * * The Lone Ranger Is Dead! FARMINGTON, Mich. –Earl Grasser, 32, the “ lone ranger ” of the radio series, was killed Tuesday in an automobile accident near his home. Grasser’s car struck the rear of a parked truck. Sheriff’s officers believed he may have fallen asleep while driving home. Officials of radio station WXYZ in Detroit, where the Lone Ranger series originates, said Brace Beemer, the original “ranger” and present narrator of the stories, would take Grasser’s place. The Lone Ranger has been running for nine years, and Grasser held the title role for eight. He was married and the father of a one-year-old girl.