Cavs play-by-play announcer McLeod dies at 67

Fred McLeod, the Cleveland Cavaliers’ announcer, died Monday night, the team announced. He was 67.

McLeod had been the team’s television play-by-play announcer since 2006.

No cause of death was given.

Before joining the Cavs, McLeod was the Detroit Pistons’ announcer for 22 seasons. He also called games for the Detroit Lions and Tigers.

“It is with true sadness that we mourn the passing of Fred McLeod, who we were fortunate to have return as the television voice of Lions preseason football earlier this year,” the Lions said via statement. “Fred brought an energy to our broadcasts this summer and demonstrated the same passion for our team that he had for Detroit throughout his broadcasting career.

“The entire Detroit Lions organization extends its heartfelt sympathies and condolences to his wife, Beth, his family and members of the TV broadcast community he helped mentor for more than four decades.”

He leaves behind his wife, Marilyn, and three children, Sean, Jenna and Molly.

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