Fightful is sad to report that Chicago sports broadcaster Chet Coppock has passed away at age 70. He was injured in a car accident last week and passed away on Wednesday.
Coppock served as the ring announcer for the Chicago portion of WrestleMania 2.
WWE released the following statement on his passing.
WWE is saddened to learn that iconic Chicago sports broadcaster Chet Coppock passed away Wednesday due to injuries sustained in a car accident last week. He was 70 years old.
The charismatic sports personality was known as “The Godfather of Sports Talk Radio,” frequently interviewing WWE Superstars on his programs. He memorably served as special guest ring announcer during the Chicago portion of WrestleMania 2.
WWE extends its condolences to Coppock’s family, friends and fans.
Fightful would like to extend its condolences to Coppock's family and friends.