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LA Public Address Announcer David Courtney Passes Away

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Los Angeles Kings public address announcer David Courtney poses with the Stanley Cup. (image courtesy of the LA Kings)
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According to the Los Angeles Kings, public address announcer David Courtney, 54, died. The cause of death has not been disclosed.

Kings President, Business Operations Luc Robataille said in a statement released by the Kings:

David was tremendously passionate about the Kings, our fans and the game of hockey. His time with the Kings dates back to the mid 1970s both in our PR office as our public relations director and also with work he did in our video department before he took over full-time Public Announcing duties at the Forum and STAPLES Center. In the arena he was an institution - he was the voice of the Kings - and his work added so much to the live, in-game experience for our fans as it did for the Clippers and Angels as well. Next season would have been David’ 35th year with our franchise, and on behalf of the entire Kings organization and AEG we are incredibly saddened by this news and we send our deepest condolences to his wife Janet and the rest of the Courtney family.

Courtney also was the full-time public address announcer for the Clippers and Angels and filled in for Dodgers announcer Eric Smith several times per season. He also was heard on the radio across the Southland doing sports and traffic updates for AM 710 KSPN, AM 830 KLAA and KOLA 99.9 FM in the Inland Empire.

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Courtney's last tweet occurred on Wednesday when he told a follower that he was waiting to undergo an angiogram.

Courtney is survived by his wife Janet.