It is a sad day in Kansas City, as Chiefs broadcasting legend Bill Grigsby has passed away. Grigsby spent 62-years in broadcasting and was an icon respected by everyone in and around the Kansas City Chiefs.
“Like all Chiefs fans, our thoughts and prayers are with Fran and the entire Grigsby family at this difficult time,” Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said. “Bill’s voice brought some of the most memorable action and exciting plays in Chiefs history to our fans. He will be truly missed.”
Grigsby became a vibrant part of the Chiefs broadcast scene in ’63 after he and the first of his many partners, Merle Harmon, defected from the Kansas City A’s to join Lamar Hunt’s upstart American Football League team. He owns the distinction of calling the play-by-play for both Super Bowl I and Super Bowl IV.
Back in September, it was reported that Grigsby suffered a setback in his battle with prostate cancer. As a surprise to no one, Grigsby fought back and was strong enough to attend a ceremony in his honor at Arrowhead more than three weeks later. There are few images better than the one of this legend being honored on the field by the Chiefs fans.
Thoughts and prayers are with the Grigsby family as they mourn their loss.