Former WCW announcer Lee Marshall passed away over the weekend.
Some of you may know Marshall as the voice of Kellog’s Tony the Tiger. In recent years, he had been working for several news stations in the Los Angeles area.
— David McLane’s Women of Wrestling issued the following statement on the passing of Lee Marshall…
Our WOW family is saddened to learn that Lee Marshall passed away this past weekend. Lee was an incredible talent and so many fans enjoyed his announcing for the AWA, WCW, WOW and even one WWE WrestleMania in Los Angeles.
In addition to his wrestling duties, Lee was the voice of ‘Tony the Tiger’ and an accomplished radio announcer.
Our condolences to his family. – wowe. com
WWE posted the following on their website this afternoon:
“WWE is saddened by the news that Lee Marshall has passed away.
A gifted broadcaster with an unmistakable voice, Marshall provided commentary for both the AWA and WCW and was a Monday Nitro fixture with his weekly “Road Report.” He appeared with WWE for one night only, handling ring announcing duties for the Los Angeles portion of WrestleMania 2. In addition to his contributions to the world of sports-entertainment, Marshall was also the voice of iconic cereal mascot Tony the Tiger on Frosted Flakes commercials.
Our deepest condolences go out to Marshall’s family, friends and fans.”
— Chavo Guerrero also tweeted the following:
RIP Lee Marshall. Worked with every generation of the Guerreros. A good man. U will be missed. #respect
— Chavo Guerrero jr. (@mexwarrior) April 28, 2014