Chicago Sportscasting Legend, Chet Coppock Dies In A Car Accident-Aged 70
- Chicago sportscaster Chet Coppock died days after he sustained critical injuries in a car crash.
- The legendary Chicago-native died at the age of 70 on April 17.
- His daughter, Lyndsey Coppock announced the pa s sing of her father in a Facebook post on April 18.
- Following the announcement was made, the Chicago Blackhawks President and CEO John McDonough paid tribute to the late sportscaster in a statement which was later posted on Twitter.
A renowned sportscaster, Chet Coppock, who worked for the Chicago TV long time died on Wednesday, 17th April. He was 70.
The longtime Chicago TV sportscaster and pioneering radio talk show host died after he sustained a serious injury in a car crash as a pa s senger on April 11.
His daughter Lyndsey announced her father's death in a Facebook post on April 18 where she wrote:
We lost our father, Chet Coppock, on April 17th due to complications from injuries he sustained in a car accident outside Hilton Head, South Carolina.
Here is her post:
Chicago Blackhawks president & CEO John McDonough released a statement after the news of Coppock's demise was released. In the statement, the President said:
Chet Coppock leaves an indelible mark on the Chicago sports community as a pioneer in the industry. His pa s sion for the city of Chicago and its sports teams was unrivaled and always on full display through his larger-than-life personality.
The Blackhawks also released the statement on its official Twitter; have a look:
#Blackhawks President & CEO John McDonough has released the following statement on Chet Coppock, who pa s sed away on Wednesday at the age of 70. pic.twitter.com/FDWroSVs4t
— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) April 18, 2019
Coppock is best known as the host of the Chicago Blackhawk Heritage Series. He won the Jack Brickhouse Lifetime Achievement Award and was also inducted into the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.
The late sports journalist is survived by his daughter, Lyndsey. Rest In Peace Chet Coppock!!