Lakers Announce Passing of Marge Hearn, Wife of Legendary Announcer Chick Hearn

Official Lakers Release

EL SEGUNDO – Marge Hearn, the widow of legendary former Lakers broadcaster Chick Hearn, passed away last night at age 98 of natural causes, it was announced by the team.

"We are very sad at the passing of our beloved Marge Hearn," said Lakers President and co-owner Jeanie Buss. "We consider ourselves blessed and fortunate, however, to have had her be a part of the Lakers family for six decades. She was truly the First Lady of the Lakers, sitting alongside her husband, the Voice of the Lakers, Chick Hearn. "

The Hearns were married from 1938-2002, when Chick passed away. Survivors include granddaughter Shannon Hearn and great-granddaughter Kayla Hearn-Newman.

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