Friday, 06 April 2012 20:10
Miguel Alonso, who had one of the longest tenures as a pro wrestling announcer of anyone in history, passed away tonight at the age of 89.
Alonso started announcing wrestling in the 60s, and during the 70s, due to national exposure on the old Spanish International Network, he and partner Luis Maganz likely had more exposure as an announcer on a national basis than any announcers in the country with Wednesday broadcasts from the Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles.
Alonso later became the Spanish voice of the WWF in he 80s and WCW in the 90s.
Alonso was scheduled to be taken off life support at 8 p.m. Pacific time tonght, but about 25 minutes earlier, he passed away.