//Legendary sports announcer Pat Summerall passes away

Legendary sports announcer Pat Summerall passes away


The Dallas Morning News is reporting that legendary sports announcer Pat Summerall has died at Zale Lipshy Hospital in Dallas, Texas, where he was recovering from hip surgery. Summerall, 82, was inducted into the American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame in 1999.

One of the great voices of football history, Pat Summerall, has been silenced. RIP.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 16, 2013

Super voice gone: Pat Summerall dead at 82: apne.ws/15iVTnc -CC

— The Associated Press (@AP) April 16, 2013

RIP Pat Summerall, and thanks for your masterful calls of NFL games — so thrilling to me and many millions of football fans.

— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) April 16, 2013

God speed Pat Summerall. Iconic voice for all of us Madden gamers in the 90s. Respected how he overcame alcoholism nytimes.com/1992/06/27/spo…

— Luke Russert (@LukeRussert) April 16, 2013

Sad to hear about the death of Pat Summerall. One half of the best football announcer team ever. (Who’s with me?)

— Ed O’Keefe (@edatpost) April 16, 2013

I will never forget listening to Pat Summerall on FOX as a kid. 1 half of the best Duo in the broadcast booth, he will be missed. #RIP

— Darrius Heyward-Bey (@theDHB85) April 16, 2013

So sad to hear that longtime NFL announcer Pat Summerall, 82, has died. He was one of the best. EVER. RIP, Pat!

— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) April 16, 2013

RIP, Pat Summerall. A lot of us fell in love with football to the sound of his simple, elegant voice.

— Jerry Brewer (@JerryBrewer) April 16, 2013

Pat Summerall’s voice was like going into a time machine. I’m sent back to my living room in the 80’s watching the Giants with my dad.

— Don La Greca (@DonLagreca) April 16, 2013

Much will be said about Pat Summerall’s playing/broadcasting career but his finest work may have been on behalf of @stjude RIP

— Rich Eisen (@richeisen) April 16, 2013

We have lost one of the greatest voices in sport. When you heard Pat Summerall’s voice you knew it was a big event. You will be missed Pat.

— Daryl Johnston (@DarylJohnston) April 16, 2013