Enberg's daughter, Nicole Enberg Vaz, confirmed the death to The Associated Press. She said the family became concerned when he didn't arrive on his flight to Boston on Thursday, and that he was found dead at his home in La Jolla, a San Diego neighborhood, with his bags packed.
His daughter said the family believes Enberg died of a heart attack but was awaiting official word.
"It's very, very, very shocking," Vaz said. "He'd been busy with two podcasts and was full of energy."
News of his death was first reported by The San Diego Union-Tribune.
The San Diego Padres paid tribute, saying in a statement, "We are immensely saddened by the sudden and unexpected passing of legendary broadcaster Dick Enberg. Dick was an institution
Melissa Gilbert at North Central College in Naperville, September 18th, 2014
Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com
From 1974 to 1983, Gilbert starred as Laura Ingalls as a child – Ingalls eventually grew up and wrote the “Little House on the Prairie” series of books – and the NBC-tv show also famously featured Michael Landon, Melissa Sue Anderson, Alison Arngrim and Merlin Olsen. Landon also executive produced the show, and was so convinced that Gilbert was the
Hookstratten was a powerful and iconic force in sports, entertainment and broadcast news while representing Carson, Elvis Presley, Dan Rowan and Dick Martin of “Laugh-In” fame.
His news clients included Tom Brokaw, Bryant Gumbel, Jessica Savitch, and Tom Snyder.
“The Hook was a one-man force in the agency business, the last of the great and effective lone operators who knew everyone on both sides of the table,” Brokaw said in a statement. “I remember the first time I hired him. I was up for a big job at NBC, and when I told the executive in charge Ed would represent me, he clutched his heart and said, ‘Oh,
Deacon Jones, once called the greatest defensive end of modern football, died of natural causes on June 3 in his south Californian home. He was 74-years-old. He played for the National Football League for the Los Angeles Rams, San Diego Chargers, and the most recently Washington Redskins.
Deacon Jones’ Legacy
Deacon leaves behind his wife Elizabeth in his death. They had no children.
Deacon is one of the most famous footballers of all time, and he was considered by many to revolutionize the position of defensive end, while coining the term “sack.”
He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1980, and leaves behind a very impressive legacy.
Deacon Jones’ Fearsome Foursome
Just like The Beatles, Deacon was one member of a very important foursome: the La Rams Fearsome Foursome.
Along with Merlin Olsen, Rosey Grier and Lamar Lundy,
David "Deacon" Jones" played professional football for the Los Angeles Rams, the San Diego Chargers and the Washington Redskins for 14 seasons between 1961 and 1974. Nicknamed the "Secretary of Defense," Jones was known for specializing in quarterback sacks -- he is even considered the originator of that term.
A 14th-round draftee by the Los Angeles Rams in 1961, Jones immediately became part of one of the best defensive lines in NFL history, the "Fearsome Foursome," along with Merlin Olsen, Rosey Grier and Larry Lundy.
During his football career, Deacon Jones won All-Pro honors annually between 1965 and 1968, plus 8 Pro Bowl honors and two honors as the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year.
The player continued to receive accolades even after his NFL career ended.
Welcome back to Little House on the South Side.
Actually, the Gallagher family does bear a striking resemblance to to that put-upon frontier clan. Sure, they don't have to contend with anyone going blind, or falling down an old-timey well, or Merlin Olsen hunting them down and skinning them, but they do have to deal with one cataclysmic event after another.
Luckily, they have each other to pull them through the dark times, and nowhere was that more evident than in the finale, which was a fitting conclusion to a terrific introductory season.
Frank is in deep trouble, and he may not be able to b.s. his way out of this one. He regains consciousness reeking of booze with his pants around his ankles. So far, a typical morning, but then he slowly realizes that he had sex with the underage Karen.
Frank heads over
Former American football star Olsen died earlier this month after losing his battle with mesothelioma at the age of 69.
Prior to his death, he and his wife Susan had filed suit against 38 defendants, alleging they had exposed the actor to asbestos, which reportedly led to the development of his cancer.
Susan Olsen has now resubmitted the legal papers to include executives at NBC Studios and 20th Century Fox Film Corp., as well as paint manufacturers Sherwin-Williams, reports TMZ.com.
She claims Olsen was exposed to the deadly asbestos while he worked on TV and movie sets and she is seeking unspecified damages.
The former American football star-turned-actor lost his battle with cancer following three courses of chemotherapy. He was 69.
Olsen was inducted into the football Hall of Fame in 1982 after playing for the Los Angeles Rams, but made his mark in Hollywood by playing Jonathan Garvey in Little House on the Prairie between 1977 and 1981.
But despite his intimidating presence on the football field, former child star Gilbert remembers Olsen as a sweetheart.
In a post on her Twitter.com page, Gilbert writes, "Just heard about the passing of Merlin Olsen. I am so sad. My heart go (sic) out to his dear family. He was one of the sweetest, kindest men I have ever known. The personification of the Gentle Giant. Forever now, a guardian angel."
A former American football star, Olsen was inducted into the sport's Hall of Fame in 1982 after playing for the Los Angeles Rams, where he was part of the Fearsome Foursome, a formidable defensive force in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
He started his acting career in The Undefeated in 1969 and went on to appear on TV shows like Walking Tall, Kung Fu and Petticoat Junction, while still playing with the Rams.
But he really made his mark as Jonathan Garvey in episodes of Little House on the Prairie between 1977 and 1981. That led to lead roles in Father Murphy in the early 1980s and Aaron's Way in 1988 and 1989.
Olsen was also a respected sports broadcaster in America.
Olsen had undergone several rounds of chemotherapy after being diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2009.
When Olsen's former "Little House" co-star, Melissa Gilbert (@MelissaEGilbert) heard of his death, she tweeted:
"Just heard about the passing of Merlin Olsen. I an so sad. My heart go out to his dear family. He was one of the sweetest, kindest, men I have ever known. The personification of the Gentle Giant. Forever now, a guardian angel."
Before Olsen graced the small screen as the likeable Jonathan Garvey in "Little House" and later in "Father Murphy," he was known more for striking fear in his opponents on the football field. The original "Fearsome Foursome" -- including Olsen, Deacon Jones, Rosey Grier and Lamar Lundy -- were responsible for helping popularize defensive
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