Gil Santos Darius Leonard Jersey , the New England Patriots' longtime radio voice, died Thursday on his 80th birthday and 57th wedding anniversary.
Son Mark Santos confirmed the death to The Boston Globe. He said the cause of death wasn't immediately clear to the family.
Santos started working Patriots' broadcasts games for WBZ in 1966 as a color analyst. He took over play-by-play duties when the team moved to Foxborough in 1971. WBZ lost the team's broadcast rights in the 1980s, and Santos returned with the station in 1991 and remained a fixture through the 2012 season.
Santos called 743 games in 36 seasons, and also did many Boston College football games. He retired from WBZ in 2009 after 38 years as a sports anchor Jay Novacek Jersey , and was inducted into the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame that year. In 2013, he went into the Patriots Hall of Fame.
"It was my privilege to honor Gil with his induction into the Patriots Hall of Fame in 2013," Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft said in a team statement. "His legacy and most memorable calls will live there for future generations of Patriots fans to enjoy."
Santos was born in Acushnet and grew up in Fairhaven. He attended Southeastern Massachusetts University, served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam and graduated from the New England Broadcast School.
On Thursday, five employees of The Capital were killed by a gunman who broke into the building, opened fire and was subsequently arrested.
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"My heart goes out to the victims, their families and the entire Annapolis community for this terrible and senseless tragedy."