Longtime Memphis sports broadcaster George Lapides dies

June 18, 2016 3:39 PM

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A funeral home says George Lapides, a longtime fixture in the Memphis sports scene as a newspaper reporter, broadcaster and team executive, has died. He was 76.

Warren Canale, funeral director at Canale Funeral Directors in Memphis, confirmed Saturday that Lapides died Friday. An obituary on the Canale Funeral Directors website said Lapides died of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a form of lung disease.

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