Cope dead at 79

By: associated press
By: associated press

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A long-time voice of the Steelers' has died. Myron Cope was 79 when he passed away this morning at a nursing home in a Pittsburgh suburb, former Steelers executive and a long-time friend, Joe Gordon, tells The Associated Press. Cope had been treated for respiratory problems and heart failure in recent months, according to Gordon.

Cope was a screechy-voiced announcer whose colorful catch phrases and twirling Terrible Towel became symbols of the Pittsburgh Steelers during an unrivaled 35 seasons in the broadcast booth.

Cope's tenure from 1970-2004 as the color analyst on the Steelers' radio network is the longest in NFL history for a broadcaster with a single team. He was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2005.


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