The Hall Fame Sportscaster Dick Enberg Dies of a Heart Attack At Age 82

Updated On 24 Dec, 2017 Published On

Heartly condolences! Legendary sportscaster Dick Enberg, who provided play-by-play coverage for about 60 years, passed away on Thursday morning, 22 December 2017. He was 82 years old when he died.

The former sportscaster was found dead at his San Diego home. The reason behind his death is reported to be a heart attack. His wife Barbara Hedbring also confirmed to the San Diego Union-Tribune that her husband likely died from a heart attack.

According to US media, Enberg's daughter, Nicole Enberg, confirmed his death after he failed to catch a flight from San Diego to Boston.

She said:

He was dressed with his bags packed at the door.


Enberg, who worked for several networks, including ESPN, CBS, NBC, throughout his career, was most famous for his catchphrases ’Oh, my!’ for exciting plays and ‘Touch ‘em all’ for home runs.

Enberg had covered 10 American football and Super Bowls and 28 Wimbledon tennis tournaments throughout his career.