Sports world mourns the loss of Dick Enberg.
Legendary sports broadcaster, Dick Enberg, has reportedly passed away at the age of 82. Enberg is survived by his wife, five children and three grandchildren.
According to ESPN, Enberg’s death comes just weeks before his 83rd birthday, just as he was planning a trip to Boston to his third grandchild for the first time.
“Enberg’s daughter Nicole said the family became concerned when he didn’t arrive on his flight to Boston on Thursday and that he was found dead at his home in La Jolla, a San Diego neighborhood, with his bags packed for a trip to see his third grandchild for the first time. The family said it was awaiting official word on the cause of death but believed he had a heart attack.”
Enberg’s broadcasting career spanned across networks such as CBS, NBC and ESPN. Throughout his illustrious career he covered 28 Wimbledons, 10 Super Bowls and eight NCAA men’s basketball title games, including Magic Johnson vs. Larry Bird in 1979, according to ESPN.
Among Enberg’s long list of accolades: 13 Sports Emmy Awards, a Lifetime Achievement Emmy, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and UCLA named its media center in Pauley Pavilion after him this year.
He most recently retired as the primary play-by-play voice of the San Diego Padres in 2016, after seven seasons with the team.
Today, the sports world mourns the loss of one of the all-time greats.