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Former WCW announcer Lee Marshall passes away

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KFBK News Radio reported yesterday that former WCW announcer Lee Marshall has passed away with no cause of death announced.

Marshall was the co-host of WCW Thunder and also had interview duties on the WCW Saturday Night program as well. He often appeared on Nitro doing his Road Reports although he was never a big part of WCW’s flagship show.

Marshall worked once for WWE, handling the ring announcing at WrestleMania 2 when the show was being broadcast from Los Angeles. WrestleMania 2 aired from three different locations and needed three different crews.

“Sorry to hear about the passing of Lee Marshall. Lee was there when I got my start (and still called me Choir Boy when we spoke last). Lee was a good man, a pro’s pro, and a GGGRREEAATT! announcer. Tony the Tiger will never sound as good. RIP my friend,” former WCW President Eric Bischoff wrote on his Twitter.

WWE.COM also acknowledged Marshall’s passing with a short article on the website.

Perhaps Marshall is best known for voicing Tony The Tiger in the United States, Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes breakfast cereal mascot, a position he held from 2005 until his death.

Colin Vassallo has been editor of Wrestling-Online since 1996. He is born and raised in Malta, follows professional wrestling and MMA, loves to travel, and is a big Apple fan!

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