Iconic Seattle TV Sportscaster Bruce King passes away at 83
December 07, 2017
(SNOQUALMIE, WA.) -- If you were born and raised here in the Puget Sound area you know the name and face of Bruce King as well as your own.
Bruce King, seen here in still frame from video during his first night on the air in 1980 for WABC-TV in New York. The following year he was back at KOMO-TV in Seattle where he stayed until retirement in 1999. Photo, YouTube.
King, who spent 31 years as the on-camera, Emmy award-winning sportscaster, Sports Director for KOMO-TV in Seattle has passed away at the age of 83, according to a report by KOMO-TV.
The story did not say how or where King died. The Seattle Times reported that King died from prostate cancer at his Snoqualmie Ridge home early Wednesday and that he had been under hospice care for two months.
King began his career in TV in 1960 in Eugene, Oregon. He was known for being a positive, upbeat, gregarious and truly happy man who was doing the job he loved.