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Legendary UH sportscaster Jim Leahey dead at 80

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Jim Leahey

HONOLULU (KITV4) -- Longtime UH sportscaster Jim Leahey died, Monday morning, following a long illness, family members confirm. He was 80 years old.

Leahey was most known as the prolific play-by-play voice for the University of Hawaii sports on TV and radio for nearly 60 years. He also hosted several radio and TV magazine-type shows over the years, most recently "Leahey and Leahey," with his son, Kanoa, on Hawaii Public Television.

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