Feder: Sportscaster Chet Coppock dies after car accident

  • Chet Coppock, the legendary Chicago sportscaster who was a flamboyant showman on television and radio for decades, has died of injuries in a car accident in Savannah, Georgia, according to family members.

    Chet Coppock, the legendary Chicago sportscaster who was a flamboyant showman on television and radio for decades, has died of injuries in a car accident in Savannah, Georgia, according to family members.

 
 
Updated 4/18/2019 9:23 AM

Chet Coppock, the legendary Chicago sportscaster who was a flamboyant showman on television and radio for decades, has died of injuries in a car accident in Savannah, Georgia, according to family members, Robert Feder writes.

Coppock, 70, was a passenger in a vehicle involved in the accident April 11.

 

Here is a Facebook post from Coppock's daughter, Lyndsey Coppock:

We lost our father, Chet Coppock, on April 17th due to complications from injuries he sustained in a car accident outside Hilton Head, SC. His passing is untimely, unexpected and painfully sad, but all we can do at this time is remember how lucky we were to have such a unique and creative trailblazer help shape into the adults we know he was so incredibly proud of.

Our father's wishes were to have a memorial service for friends and family to reflect on good times and to laugh, sharing memories of the past. When we have those details we will share them as soon as possible.

Life is too short and you are never promised another day. Tell your friends and family you love them, you never know when your last moments with them will be. We love you, Dad, and we are so proud of you.

Get the full report, and more Chicago media news, at robertfeder.com.

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