GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Jay Allen, the Detroit Tigers public address announcer and a longtime West Michigan radio host, has died after battling cancer for several months. He was 60.
Allen was diagnosed with stage 4 bile duct cancer last March. A Facebook page providing updates on his fight with the disease said Thursday that he was experiencing kidney failure.
He died at 7:55 a.m. Friday surrounded by friends and family.
The Tigers released a statement on Allen's death: