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Legendary broadcaster, Patriots Hall of Famer Gil Santos passes away

Ryan Hannable
April 19, 2018 - 10:07 pm

According to the team, legendary Patriots broadcaster Gil Santos has passed away. Thursday was his 80th birthday.

“For generations of Patriots fans, Gil Santos was and forever will be known as the ‘Voice of the Patriots.’ Tonight, I am deeply saddened to learn of his passing on a day that he was celebrating his 80th birthday and his 57th wedding anniversary to his wife, Roberta," Patriots owner Robert Kraft said in a statement. "Gil was a legendary broadcaster, who for 36 years passionately described the play-by-play detail of every Patriots game during his career, including many of the most memorable moments in franchise history. It was my privilege to honor Gil with his induction into the Patriots Hall of Fame in 2013. His legacy and most memorable calls will live there for future generations of Patriots fans to enjoy. On behalf of the entire Patriots organization, we extend our sincerest sympathies to Roberta, his daughter Kathleen, his son Mark and the many others who are mourning his loss.”

Santos is known to virtually every Patriots fan, as he worked Patriots games on the radio from 1966-80 and then again from 1991 until he retired following the 2012 season.

His most memorable call was Adam Vinatieri's game-winning field goal in Super Bowl XXXVI, which gave the Patriots their first Super Bowl victory.

He was inducted into the Patriots team Hall of Fame in 2013.

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