Chick Hearn’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Nov 27, 1916

Death Date

Aug 5, 2002

Age of Death

85 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Aug 5, 2002



The sportscaster Chick Hearn died at the age of 85. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Play-by-play announcer of the L.A. Lakers from 1965 to 2002.

Got married Marge Jeffers on August 13, 1937 and they had 2 children together.

Chick Hearn died on Aug. 5, 2002, at age 85, eight days before what would have been the couple’s 64th wedding anniversary. The cause of his death was a head injury suffered three days earlier, when he fell at his Encino home.



Anybody who doesn’t think I want the Lakers to win is a fool. But I’m no homer.


My work is a love for me; I’d do it for free, but don’t tell my bosses.


Most people can’t talk as fast as I do. I’m not proud of that. That’s God-given.


Radio is the art form of sports casting. If you’re any good, you can do a great job on radio.


I do something that I don’t think anyone else does. I warm up before a game. Baseball and basketball players warm up, so why shouldn’t the announcer warm up?