More Tears From The Hockey Gods Fall On Southern California With The Passing of LA Kings PA Announcer David Courtney

LA Kings public address announcer David Courtney (left), shown here
with Kings in-arena host Jay Flats and the Stanley Cup at the
Home Depot Center in Carson, California on October 3, 2012,
died on November 29, 2012, at the age of 56.
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Photo: Gann Matsuda/Frozen Royalty

LOS ANGELES — No wonder it’s raining here in Southern California…

Once again, tears from the hockey gods are falling onto Southern California, as Los Angeles Kings public address announcer David Courtney died today of a pulmonary embolism at the age of 56.

Courtney’s Twitter feed provided a hint as to what happened (see below).

Courtney was the PA announcer for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the Los Angeles Clippers, as well as the long-time PA announcer for the Kings, dating back to 1989, when the Kings still played at what was then known as the Great Western Forum, in Inglewood, California.

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