I’ve confirmed through multiple media sources this morning here in Los Angeles that Angels and USC basketball announcer Rory Markas has died. The news is also being reported by KNX-AM and KTTV television in L.A.
(I knew him, a good guy. He’ll def. be missed.)
I’m told the cause of death was a heart attack. Markas was 56.
Markas was found dead at his home early this morning. Late last year he was hospitalized for a blood clot in his brain. It is not known if that contributed to his death.
He had recently been named the full-time #1 TV announcer for the Angels after spending 11 years doing radio and TV for the club. He had also been the radio voice of USC basketball since 2000. Markas was previously a local TV sports news anchor and announced L.A. Clippers games.
Sad day for the broadcast biz, Markas was a good man. I knew him from my days at USC flagship KMPC. He’ll be missed.