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Dick Enberg, Legendary Sports Broadcaster, Dies at 82

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San Diego Padres broadcaster Dick Enberg waves to crowd at a retirement ceremony prior to the Padres final home baseball game of the season, against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, in San Diego. (Lenny Ignelzi/AP)

By    |   Friday, 22 December 2017 09:16 AM

Dick Enberg, a legendary sports broadcaster who did play-by-play for everything from college to professional sports for more than six decades, died at his California home Thursday at 82, National Public Radio reported.

Enberg retired from his last television job with San Diego Padres in October 2016, NPR said.

"Dick was an institution in the industry for 60 years and we were lucky enough to have his iconic voice behind the microphone for Padres games for nearly a decade," Padres executive chairman Ron Fowler and managing partner Peter Seidler said in a statement released by Major League Baseball.

His wife Barbara Enberg told the San Diego Union-Tribune that the family became concerned when Enberg failed to get off a flight in Boston, where they were scheduled to meet. She told the newspaper that her husband appeared to have been waiting at their La Jolla, California, home for a car that was set to shuttle him to San Diego International Airport for a 6:30 a.m. flight.

"He was dressed with his bags packed at the door," she said. "We think it was a heart attack."

Enberg covered 28 Wimbledon tournaments and 10 Super Bowls, mostly with NBC, and eight NCAA basketball title games as the play-by-play voice of the UCLA Bruins, the Union-Tribune reported.

The newspaper said had started a podcast called "Sound of Success" where he interviewed such greats as Billie Jean King, Bill Walton, Johnny Bench, and Steve Kerr. Enberg told the Union-Tribune that he had hoped to get NBA legend Magic Johnson, controversial quarterback Colin Kaepernick, Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz, actor Jack Nicholson, and tennis star Serena Williams on his show next.

Many shared their condolences on Twitter.

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