Billy Packer Cause of Death: How did the Basketball Commentator Die Unexpectedly?
Billy Packer, the voice of the NCAA Tournament for more than 30 years, passed away on Thursday night after a long career as a college basketball commentator. He was 82. You can find the details regarding the cause of death of sportscaster.
Who is Billy Packer?
Anthony William Packer is an American sportscaster and novelist. More than three decades of Packer’s career were spent as a television color commentator on college basketball. Packer’s birthplace is revealed to be Wellsville, New York, where Anthony William Paczkowski was born. They became the first in their Polish family to alter their surname from Paczkowski to Packer legally. Packer’s career in network television began at NBC (1974–1981) before he moved on to CBS (1981–2008). From 1975 until 2008, he reported on every NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship, including the Final Four. He has covered ACC games for Raycom Sports for a long time. He was a co-creator of the 1984 video game Hoops. In 1993, he was honored with a Sports Emmy Award.
What happened to Billy Packer?
According to CNN, Mark Packer stated that his father spent the previous three weeks in a hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina, due to a variety of medical issues and that he died on Thursday night from kidney failure. Mark and Brandt Packer, Packer’s sons, tweeted the news Thursday night.
The Packer Family would like to share some sad news. Our amazing father, Billy, has passed. We take peace knowing that he’s in heaven with Barb. RIP, Billy. 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/uFRixmgCcd
— Mark Packer (@MarkPacker) January 27, 2023