ESPN analyst Hank Goldberg is dead. He died at the age of 82. On his birthday on Monday, Hank Goldberg passed away in his Las Vegas apartment, where he had resided since 2018. Goldberg was a seasoned horse racing analyst and NFL reporter for ESPN.
Hank Goldberg Cause Of Death
His sister, Liz Goldberg, claimed that the complications from a protracted battle with chronic kidney disease were to blame for her brother’s passing. Hank Goldberg, an American sports radio and television personality based in Miami, Florida, was born on July 4, 1947.
On the all-sports network 560 WQAM in Miami, Goldberg previously hosted an afternoon drive show that ran from 4 to 7 p.m. on weekdays. Working on the WQAM programming schedule at various times, Goldberg is perhaps best known for hosting a show on weekdays from 2 to 6 p.m. with veteran Miami radio host Neil Rogers serving as a lead-in.
After Howard Stern left terrestrial radio and was no longer on WQAM, Goldberg briefly took over as the morning-drive host (6 am to 10 am). On December 31, 2007, Goldberg’s contract with WQAM came to an end. Beginning in the 1970s, the charismatic Goldberg dominated the Miami sports talk radio market for many years.
He was known as “The Hammer” and “Hammerin’ Hank” because of his penchant for slamming a gavel on the desk when he disagreed with his co-host. From 1978 to 1992, he served as the Miami Dolphins’ radio color analyst. He was close friends with many notable sports figures, including quarterback Bob Griese and former Dolphins coach Don Shula.
After the 1995 season, when Goldberg revealed Shula had retired, the NFL’s all-time wins leader told him, “You finally got rid of me.” Coach, that’s not a story I ever wanted to report, Goldberg retorted.