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Legendary Commentator Jimmy Magee Passes Away

Katie Taylor The Road To Rio 24/2/2013 Jimmy Magee Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Legendary sports commentator Jimmy Magee has passed away. 

The New York-born broadcaster, who grew up in Louth, died after being ill for some time confirmed an RTÉ Sport report.

The ‘Memory Man’ commentated on an incredible eleven Olympic Games and twelve World Cups over the course of a broadcasting career which lasted more than half a century. While he is most renowned for working with RTÉ, Magee also did freelance work for Channel 4 and UTV.

Some of the standout moments from Magee’s career include commentating on the 1966 World Cup, which England eventually won beating West Germany 4-2 after extra-time, as well as Katie Taylor’s 2012 Olympic gold medal-winning performance.

Tributes have been pouring in all morning following the unfortunate news of Magee’s passing.

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