We have learned the death of legendary broadcaster Dick Enberg, at the age of 82. He was found dead on Friday at his home in La Jolla, a neighbourhood in San Diego. We have yet to know the official cause of his death, but his family believes he suffered a heart attack.
His daughter, Vaz, and wife Barbara, are both devastated and would like for fans to respect their privacy.
The family "is grateful for the kind thoughts and prayers of all of Dick’s countless fans and dear friends," according to a statement released by Enberg’s attorney, Dennis Coleman. "At this time we are all still processing the significant loss, and we ask for prayers and respectful privacy in the immediate aftermath of such untimely news."
According to CNN, Enberg, who was famously known for his excited calls of "Oh my!", "called 42 NFL seasons, 28 Wimbledon tennis tournaments, 15 NCAA basketball title games, 10 Super Bowls, nine Rose Bowls and the 1982 World Series, according to MLB.com. He won 14 Emmy awards and nine Sportscaster of the Year awards, and worked for NBC, CBS and ESPN."
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends during these difficult times.