A veteran NBA play-by-play announcer has tragically passed away at the age of 67, his team announced this morning.
Fred McLeod, the Cleveland Cavaliers play-by-play man, died on Monday night.
The Cavs announced the tragic news this morning.
“It is with the most extreme sadness that the Cleveland Cavaliers share that Cavs and Fox Sports Ohio play-by-play announcer Fred McLeod died suddenly Monday evening. The entire Cavaliers organization mourns the loss of their great friend and teammate. Fred’s deep love for Cleveland and the Cavaliers was clearly evident in everything he did in and around the community and on-air during his more than 1,000 Cavalier game broadcasts. He was a true, heart-felt ambassador for the team, fans and entire greater Cleveland community,” Cleveland announced.
It's with extreme sadness we share news of the unexpected passing of a beloved member of our Cavaliers family.
RIP @CavsFredMcLeod ❤💛
We extend our deepest condolences to Fred’s entire family.https://t.co/Q3HQsu6Xr3
— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) September 10, 2019
McLeod, an Ohio native, had been the Cavaliers TV play-by-play announcer on FOX Sports Ohio since the 2006 season. He was about to call his 14th straight season in 2019-20.
The veteran NBA announcer is survived by his wife, Beth, and three children.
Our thoughts are with the McLeod family and friends.