Longtime Chiefs announcer Grigsby dies

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Bill Grigsby, the longtime announcer for the Kansas City Chiefs, has died. He was 89.

Grigsby’s daughter, Ann Handelman, told The Associated Press that her father died “peacefully” on Saturday. She said he “had an incredible life.”

Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt also said in a statement Saturday that Grigsby’s voice “brought some of the most memorable action and exciting plays in Chiefs history.”

Grigsby joined the Chiefs in 1963 and called play-by-play for both Super Bowl I and Super Bowl IV. He also called the first nationally televised Final Four in 1957 when Kansas lost in triple overtime to North Carolina in Kansas City.

Services are scheduled for Wednesday at St. Theresa Church in Parkville, where Grigsby lived. It was not immediately clear what he died from.

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Tribute to Bill Grigsby

A tribute to sportscaster Bill Grigsby posted at Facebook by the Kansas City Chiefs.

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