Legendary Chicago Sportscaster passes away after car accident

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Legendary Chicago Sportscaster passes away after car accident

Sad news to report today as legendary Chicago sportscaster Chet Coppock passed away Wednesday after sustaining injuries during a recent car accident.

His daughter Lyndsey announced the news on Facebook Thursday morning.

“We lost our father, Chet Coppock, on April 17th due to complications from injuries he sustained in a car accident outside Hilton Head, SC. His passing is untimely, unexpected and painfully sad, but all we can do at this time is remember how lucky we were to have such a unique and creative trailblazer help shape (us) into the adults we know he was so incredibly proud of.

“Our father’s wishes were to have a memorial service for friends and family to reflect on good times and to laugh, sharing memories of the past. When we have those details, we will share them as soon as possible.

“Life is too short, and you are never promised another day. Tell your friends and family you love them; you never know when your last moments with them will be. We love you, Dad, and we are so proud of you.”

Several Chicago pro teams including the Chicago Bears released heartfelt statements on the passing of Coppock.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Coppock family,” the Bears said in a statement. “Chet was a sports media legend who was a staple at Bears games, having attended the last 68 home openers. His presence will be deeply missed.”









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