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Subject: Andy Jick, Boston Celtics PA announcer during the Larry Bird years

Dead at 66
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Date Posted: Saturday, May 04, 07:11:12pm

Andy Jick, the long-time PA announcer whose voice echoed through the rafters of the old Boston Garden during the original Big 3 era, has died.

Jick, who had recently been serving as the Boston College Menís & Womenís Basketball, and Baseball PA Announcer, died unexpectedly in his sleep yesterday. He was 66.

Jick began his Boston Celtics public address career in 1980, and was there throughout the entirety of Larry Birdís career.

Jickís passing was a surprise to many long-time Celtics fans, including members of the Celtics front office and the media.

No cause of death was announced. Funeral services for Mr. Jick were announced through is obituary. They will be held at Levine Chapel on Harvard street in Brookline on Tuesday morning. Donations in his memory can be made to the Andrew Jick Memorial Fund at Brandeis University, c/o Brandeis University, 415 South Street, MS126, Waltham, MA 02453.


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