LeBron James reacts to the passing of Fred McLeod

Cavs TV play-by-play announcer Fred Mc Leod died suddenly on Monday. He was 67

Beloved Cleveland Cavaliers play-by-play announcer Fred McLeod died suddenly Monday night. after reportedly suffering a heart attack.

Both current and former Cavs players quickly took to social media to send their respectful condolences to McLeod's family.

The cause of death has not yet been released.

The entire Cleveland Cavaliers organization woke up on Tuesday morning to shocking news.

Longtime Cleveland Cavs broadcaster and Northeast Ohio native Fred McLeod passed away last evening after suffering a heart attack. Fred's deep love for Cleveland and the Cavaliers was clearly evident in everything he did in and around the community and on-air during his more than 1,000 Cavalier game broadcasts.

James came to know McLeod quite well during his two stints with the Cavs.

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McLeod was about to start his 14th consecutive season with FOX Sports Ohio as the Cavaliers' play-by-play announcer, a role he has served in since 2006.

At the time he did the play-by-play commentary for our coverage of the Cleveland Indians games during the 1979 season.

McLeod spent 22 seasons announcing Pistons games before joining the Cavs in 2006.

He played both baseball and basketball.

McLeod also coined several unique catch phrases throughout James' tenure with the Cavs and beyond - phrases like "Right down Euclid" and "Wine and Gold victor". He also had experience calling games for the Detroit Tigers and preseason games for the Detroit Lions. "We send our deepest condolences to his wife, Beth, and his entire family during this most hard time." .

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