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Rest In Peace Budd Lynch

from WXYZ,

Former Red Wings public address announcer Budd Lynch has died at the age of 95.

Sources say Lynch passed away at the Oakwood Skilled Nursing Home on Rotunda in Dearborn at 5 a.m. A representative from the R J Nixon Funeral Home in Wyandotte says arrangements are pending.

Lynch began as the public address announcer for the Detroit Red Wings in 1985. He was inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 1994.


added 11:00am,

Below, watch a video of Budd Lynch celebrating 60 years with the Wings organization.

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Forlorn in VA's avatar

What a long and wonderful career.  Rest in peace, Mr. Lynch.

Posted by Forlorn in VA on 10/09/12 at 11:04 AM ET

The Hurricane's avatar

Devastated….this man represented what is great about America and the sport of hockey. RIP, Hero.

Posted by The Hurricane on 10/09/12 at 11:07 AM ET

Ajax19's avatar

That sucks. 

I always liked how he just announced goals and assits and pretty much everything, without ever doing any of that annoying over-the-top,  “Steeeeeeeeeeeeeve YYYYYYYZERMANNNNNN!” crapola.

RIP, Bud. 

You’ll be missed.

Posted by Ajax19 on 10/09/12 at 11:10 AM ET

mrfluffy's avatar

Aww man. RIP. I gotta go find his Valterri Filpooola on YouTube now.

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 10/09/12 at 11:38 AM ET

hockeychic's avatar

Rest in peace, Bud.  It won’t be the same without you!

Posted by hockeychic from Denver, CO on 10/09/12 at 11:40 AM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

World War II hero serving the Canadian Army, where he lost his right arm.  In the HHOF, and winner of the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award.  Red Wings play by play and PA man for over 60 years. 

It is a sad day.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 10/09/12 at 12:19 PM ET

cephalopod's avatar

RIP Budd.  I’ll always remember that voice.

Posted by cephalopod from Chicago...nope, still not over it. on 10/09/12 at 12:22 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

The “One Armed Bandit.” RIP Mr. Budd Lynch. The Voice of the Detroit Red Wings for as long as I can remember, and then some.

He Shoots! He SCORES!!!!! Bruce Martin and Budd Lynch were the best duo on the radio! Yes, I said RADIO.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!! In’13?

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 10/09/12 at 12:39 PM ET

redxblack's avatar

The passing of a legend. It’s hard to mourn such a fantastic life, so instead we mourn OUR loss (and this really is our loss).

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 10/09/12 at 01:24 PM ET

Primis's avatar

So sad.

One of a kind.  Both the hockey and broadcasting worlds are a little less awesome today, and the One Minute Warning will never seem the same again.

Posted by Primis on 10/09/12 at 01:53 PM ET

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