Chicago TV Sportscaster, Chet Coppock Dies at 70 in a Car Crash

Updated On 21 Apr, 2019 Published On

Chet Coppock, a former Chicago TV sportscaster, and a sports talk radio host died on April 17, 2019, after a fatal car crash.

Chet was 70 when he died on Wednesday after suffering injuries as a passenger in an April 11 car accident outside Hilton Head Island, S.C.

Coppock is survived by his daughter, Lyndsey, who shared the news of her father’s death on Facebook, where she wrote,

Our father’s wishes were to have a memorial service for friends and family to reflect on good times and to laugh, sharing memories of the past,

When we have those details we will share them as soon as possible.

Chet Coppock is best known for hosting the Chicago Blackhawk Heritage Series.

He also emceed at sponsorship events for the club where he worked with other sportscasters like Tony Esposito, Denis Savard and Bobby Hall.

Coppock was inducted into the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame and was awarded the Jack Brickhouse Lifetime Achievement Award.

He also worked with legendary NBA player Michael Jordan and Walter Payton in a commercial for P.F. Chang.

Chet Coppock was born on April 30, 1949, and was 70 years of age when he died on Wednesday.