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Former ROH broadcaster Mike Hogewood passes away

Mike Hogewood

Former Ring of Honor broadcaster Mike Hogewood died Wednesday at 63 years old.

Best known for his work as a college sports announcer for the Atlantic Coast Conference and for various on-air roles at local broadcast stations, Hogewood became the ROH play-by-play man when the promotion had a run on HDNet in 2009, now AXS TV, despite having no wrestling experience.

He and Dave Prazak were part of all 100 episodes ROH had on HDNet. He was not retained after Sinclair Broadcasting purchased the promotion in June 2011. Hogewood retired from broadcasting in 2013 after a 26 year run.

As of this writing, no cause of death has been announced.

Amid an outpouring of praise on social media from the college sports world, former ROH producer and writer Dave Lagana said on Twitter that Hogewood "was a nice gentleman who worked hard and let me push him to call a sport that was not native to him.  He really was passionate about Ring of Honor and I am proud to have worked with this legend."