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.
If there was a Mount Rushmore of LA Sports Announcers, Dick Enberg is on it with Chick Hearn, Vin Scully and Bob Miller. Rams, Angels, UCLA, NBC, and so much more. Was the first famous announcer I ever met, and he couldn't have been nicer. Definition of a gentleman. RIP.
— John Ireland (@LAIreland) December 22, 2017
According to US media, Enberg's daughter, Nicole Enberg, confirmed his death after he failed to catch a flight from San Diego to Boston.
He was dressed with his bags packed at the door.
RIP Dick Enberg. An icon. A sports broadcasting superstar as a human being. I had the pleasure of knowing Dick Enberg personally and found him warm, gracious, caring and always professional. Thoughts and prayers to his wife Barbara and his family.
— chuck swirsky (@ctsbulls) December 22, 2017
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.