The Cleveland Cavaliers lost one of their biggest voices Monday. Play-by-play broadcaster Fred McLeod died Monday evening. He was 67.
The Cavaliers extended their “deepest condolences” to McLeod’s friends and family in a statement on their website. The team did not reveal McLeod’s cause of death, only noting that McLeod died “suddenly.”
McLeod, who grew up in Ohio, had been the Cavaliers play-by-play announcer on Fox Sports Ohio since 2006. He also served as the team’s Executive Producer for Multimedia.
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Prior to joining the Cavaliers, McLeod spent 22 years in Detroit. He was the Detroit Pistons’ play-by-play voice throughout that entire tenure. McLeod also served as the play-by-play man for both the Detroit Lions and Detroit Tigers for a few seasons.
McLeod won a number of local Emmy awards for his work with Fox Sports Ohio.
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