Sports broadcaster Dick Enberg dies at age 82
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Dick Enberg, a Hall of Fame broadcaster known as much for his excited calls of “Oh my!” as the big events he covered during a 60-year career, died Thursday. He was 82.
Enberg’s daughter, Nicole Enberg Vaz, confirmed the death to The Associated Press. She said the family became concerned when her father didn’t arrive Thursday on his flight to Boston, and he was found dead at his home in La Jolla with his bags packed.
His daughter said the family believes Enberg died of a heart attack but was awaiting official word.
“It’s very, very, very shocking,” said Vaz, who lives in Boston. “He’d been busy with two podcasts and was full of energy.”
Enberg’s wife, Barbara, was already in Boston and was expecting his arrival.
Enberg got his big break with UCLA basketball and went on to call Super Bowls, Olympics, Final Fours, Angels and Padres baseball games and Rams football games.
Raised in Armada, Michigan, Enberg’s first radio job was actually as a radio station custodian in Mount Pleasant when he was a junior at Central Michigan.