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.