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Tigers PA announcer dies at 60

Posted: 10:16 AM, Jan 24, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-24 13:00:45-05
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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: