The Los Angeles Dodgers family has been in mourning to start 2021 as there unfortunately have been multiple deaths.
The first was Sandi Scully, the wife of legendary broadcaster Vin Scully, who passed away early this month after a long battle with ALC. Then, the Dodgers lost their finest manager in franchise history after the great Tommy Lasorda died in his home due to heart issues just a few days later.
Things didn’t get any easier from there as the Dodgers’ all-time leader in wins, Don Sutton, just recently passed away at the age of 76. The calendar hasn’t even flipped to February yet and the losses keep coming with the recent announcement that broadcasting legend Larry King died on Saturday morning at the age of 87.
Dodgers part-owner and former L.A. Lakers great Magic Johnson took to Twitter to mourn the death of King, who was a close friend of his.
interviews fun, serious, & entertaining! He was the biggest Dodgers fan & if you lived in LA you could catch him at his favorite booth in Nate and Al’s or at Brooklyn Bagels which he owned. Rest In Peace my friend! 🙏🏾 Cookie and I extend our prayers to the entire King family. pic.twitter.com/a6S6IeAcmT
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) January 23, 2021
King was born in Brooklyn in 1933 and became a Dodgers fan at a young age. With his show “Larry King Live” filming in L.A., he was often seen at Dodger Stadium over many years, remaining one of the team’s biggest fans until he passed away.
King was so passionate about his Dodgers fandom that he even tried to declare them 2017 World Series champions after it was revealed the Houston Astros cheated via the use of electronic sign-stealing that year.
After a broadcasting career that spanned more than six decades, King became a staple in American homes and certainly will be missed.
Johnson, others mourn loss of Hank Aaron
The Dodgers organization aren’t the only ones that have been in mourning this month as baseball legend Hank Aaron also recently passed away.
Johnson, Scully, Justin Turner and others were among those to take to social media to express condolences to one of the greatest baseball players that ever lived after Aaron’s death.
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