David Courtney, public address announcer for the Los Angeles Kings, Anaheim Angels and Los Angeles Clippers, died today at the age of 56.
Courtney, who lived in Mission Viejo with his wife, Janet, was the Clippers public address announcer since 2008, the Kings since 1989, and the Angels since 1994.
“The Angels family is deeply saddened to hear of David’s passing,” Angels officials said in a statement. “He was a gentle soul, a consummate professional and an unforgettable voice tied to several professional Southern California sports teams. Over the past 18 years, his love, dedication and passion for the Angels was evident every time his voice rang through the ballpark. Our thoughts and prayers go out to David’s family at this difficult time.”
Courtney also was the voice of the Los Angeles Rams in the football team’s final four seasons here before moving to St. Louis.
Courtney, who was born in New York City, moved to Los Angeles in 1963 when his father became president of MGM Television.
Courtney got his start in the sports business when he was 14, working as a public relations assistant for the Kings in 1971.