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Former Illini Broadcasting Voice Passes Away
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- A man who broadcast Illinois football and basketball games for more than three decades has died.

Larry Stewart died Monday in Camarillo, Calif., where he lived. His daughter, Debbie Stewart, says her father died after a fall at his home. He was 87.

Stewart was the play-by-play man for Illinois football and basketball from the mid 1940s until his retirement in 1980. He also was a longtime talk show host on Champaign radio station WDWS.

In addition to his daughter, Stewart is survived by his wife, Rosalyn, and a son, Matt.

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