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Jerry Remy, longtime Red Sox broadcaster, dead at age 68 [Video]

A Massachusetts native, Remy played for the Red Sox starting in the late 1970s. In 2007, fans elected him the first official President of Red Sox Nation.

BOSTON — Longtime Red Sox announcer Jerry Remy died Saturday at age 68. The beloved New England icon was a fan-turned-player, then player-turned-announcer, and finally a local legend. The Red Sox announced his death on Sunday.

Remy was being treated for lung cancer, a disease he had battled since 2008, with some extended absences from the broadcast booth. 

In his last public appearance, Remy threw out a ceremonial first pitch to playing and broadcasting teammate Dennis Eckersly before an American League Wild Card game against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park on October 5th. 

A Massachusetts native, Remy played for the Red Sox starting in the late 1970s.He spent 10 seasons in the majors, the first three with the California Angels and the last seven with Boston. He was named to the All-Star team …

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