Fred White, the longtime broadcaster for the Kansas City Royals, has died. He passed away yesterday, one day after announcing his retirement.
White was 76.
White died of complications from melanoma. The broadcaster, who had a 40-year association with K.C., had reportedly been sick for some time.
White joined the Royals' broadcast team in 1973 and teamed with Denny Matthews in 1975, with the two serving at the team's voices though 1998.
More recently, White remained an active figure within the MLB organization, acting as the club's director of broadcast services and Royals alumni.
A team statement said the longtime broadcaster passed while in hospice care. His family has requested privacy as they deal with their grief. R.I.P.