The Eagles reacted to the news on Monday that legendary broadcaster Harry Kalas had passed away at the age of 73. While Kalas was best known as the Philadelphia Phillies play-by-play announcer, his voice touched football fans as well. Kalas did extensive work over the years for Westwood One Radio and NFL Films.
"Harry Kalas' voice, personality and character made him a legendary figure in Philadelphia sports history and we, like everyone in the city of Philadelphia, will miss him tremendously," Chairman/CEO Jeffrey Lurie said. "We were deeply saddened to hear of the news of his passing today. Obviously, he had a tremendous influence on every baseball fan in the city of Philadelphia for which he will always be remembered. But he also had an impact on the sport of football through his work at Westwood One Radio and NFL Films for many years. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends and to the entire Phillies organization."