Hearne: Former Royals Broadcaster Fred White Passes Away

fw1-285x300This just in from the Kansas City Royals

Former Royals broadcaster Fred White has passed away, reportedly from melanoma.

“They are keeping everything very private,” says a source familiar with White’s situation.

Kansas Association of Broadcasters president Ken Cornish issued the following statement at 3:35 pm this afternoon:

Royals-Generic-Logo“The Royals have announced that Fred passed away this afternoon.  I’m sure you will read/hear about it shortly but needless to say it came on very quickly.  I will certainly pass along any services information when I hear them.  Fred kept this very private and his family also wants it that way for now.”

Earlier reports indicated White may have been suffering from esophageal cancer.

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