Former Detroit sportscaster Fred McLeod dies at 67

September 10, 2019, 10:46 AM

Former Detroit sportscaster and voice of the Cleveland Cavaliers Fred McLeod has died at the age of 67, according to a statement from the Cavs.

The organization writes on its website:

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.

McLeod's broadcasting career included 22 seasons announcing Pistons games and stints covering the Lions and Tigers. He returned to Ohio, where he grew up and began his career, in 2006.

McLeod is survived by his wife Beth and their three children -- Sean, Jenna, Molly -- and each of their families.

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