Hall Of Fame Sportscaster Dick Enberg Dies At Age 82

Dick Enberg, a Hall of Fame broadcaster known as much for his signature calls of “Oh my!” as for the big events he covered during a 60-year career, has died. He was 82. Enberg’s daughter, Nicole Enberg Vaz, confirmed the death to The Associated Press. She said the family became concerned when her father didn’t arrive Thursday on his flight to Boston. He was found dead at his home in La Jolla, a San Diego neighbourhood, with his bags packed. It’s likely he died of a heart attack, but the family is awaiting official word.

Dick Enberg got his big break with UCLA basketball and went on to call Super Bowls, Olympics, Final Fours and Angels and Padres baseball games as well as Rams football games. He retired from his TV job with the Padres in October 2016, capping a six-decade career. Dick Enberg was one of the true legends of the business. He won 13 Sports Emmy Awards and a Lifetime Achievement Emmy. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and UCLA named its Media Center in Pauley Pavilion after Enberg this year.

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