Bill Schonely, the legendary Portland Trail Blazers broadcaster, died at the age of 93. Kerry Eggers, Portland media personality and Schonely biographer, broke the news on Twitter.

Here’s all you need to know about Bill Schonely:

Bill Schonely age:

Schonely was born on June 1, 1929, in Norristown, Pennsylvania, as the firstborn child of Walter and Juanita Schonely. He was 93 when he died. 

Bill Schonely wife and children:

From his first marriage, he has four kids. In 1992, he married Dottie, his second wife.

Bill Schonely net worth:

Bill Schonely had an estimated net worth of $5 Million as per . 

Bill Schonely cause of death:

Bill Schonely’s cause of death is not known yet.  

Schonely was approached in April 1970 by Harry Glickman, a co-founder of the Portland Buckaroos whom Schonely also knew. Schonely was the company’s sixth employee. “The interview only lasted a few minutes; he opened his mouth and I knew I had the right guy,” remarked Glickman in a 2008 interview.

Fans regard Schonely as “the one constant link with Oregon’s only major-league team,” according to Oregon sportswriter Kerry Eggers.

In 1990, NBA trainer Ron Culp said of Schonely, “Bill Schonely represents the Trail Blazers’ fans’ obsession with the team. He is a member of their immediate family. Everything else about the Blazers has changed in the last two decades, but you don’t mess with the Schonz.”

Schonely is frequently compared to legendary Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics announcers Chick Hearn and Johnny Most. Former Blazers centre Bill Walton said at Schonely’s induction into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 2002: “Bill Schonely is as important to Northwest sports as Chick Hearn was to Southern California sports. There have been very few people in Western Civilization history who have had such an impact.”