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Former Hockey Night in Canada broadcaster Bob Cole.
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Legendary Canadian broadcaster Bob Cole passes away at 90

Published April 25, 2024 at 1:17 PM

We have some very sad news to share in the hockey world on Thursday afternoon as it's being reported that legendary Hockey Night in Canada broadcaster Bob Cole has passed away.

CBC, Cole's former employer, announced the news of his passing at the age of 90 in an article on their website this afternoon.

"Bob Cole, whose voice and lively language were the Saturday night soundtrack to hockey games over a broadcasting career that spanned more than half a century, has died." CBC said.

Cole's daughter, Megan shared her thanks to the fans for the love of her father's work over the years.

""Thank you for decades of love for his work, love of Newfoundland and love of hockey," Megan Cole told CBC News on Thursday.

Bob Cole's career began on the radio in the 1960s, but moved to television in 1973 and was a big part of Hockey Night in Canada broadcasts for more than 50 years before retiring at the end of the 2018-19 season.

He had countless moments that Canadian fans will remember forever, including at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Our thoughts are with Cole's family, friends and former colleagues at this difficult time.

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