Cavaliers Announce Death of Fred McLeod, Former Pistons Play By Play Guy

McLeod was 67.

Evan Jankens
September 10, 2019 - 10:22 am

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Longtime Detroit Pistons television play-by-play man Fred McLeod has passed away, according to the Cleveland Cavaliers

It is with the most extreme sadness that the Cleveland Cavaliers share that Cavs and Fox Sports Ohio play-by-play announcer Fred McLeod died suddenly Monday evening. The entire Cavaliers organization mourns the loss of their great friend and teammate. Fred’s deep love for Cleveland and the Cavaliers was clearly evident in everything he did in and around the community and on-air during his more than 1,000 Cavalier game broadcasts. He was a true, heart-felt ambassador for the team, fans and entire greater Cleveland community.

McLeod most recently did the Lions play-by-play this preaseason on TV.

He spent 22 seasons with the Detroit Pistons before he switched to become the Cavs play-by-play man in 2006.

McLeod was 67.