Fred White Succumbs To Cancer One Day After Retiring From Kansas City Royals
May 15, 2013 at 2:04 PM (PT)
KANSAS CITY ROYALS Dir./Broadcast Services and former radio voice FRED WHITE has died one day after he left the team due to health reasons, the KANSAS CITY STAR reports. A club statement said White passed away while in hospice care.
An ILLINOIS native, WHITE was the sports anchor at WIBW-TV/TOPEKA and the broadcast voice for KANSAS STATE athletics before joining the ROYALS.WHITE was DENNY MATTHEWS' partner on ROYALS radio broadcasts in 1973-1998, then moved to management of the ROYALS RADIO NETWORK and oversight of the team's Alumni program.
Details on funeral arrangements have not been disclosed.