Myron Cope, the former Pittsburgh Steelers
announcer known for his screechy voice and for creating the
Terrible Towel, has died at the age of 79.
Joe Gordon, Cope's longtime friend and a former Steelers
executive, says the announcer died Wednesday morning at a nursing
home in the Pittsburgh suburb of Mount Lebanon.
Gordon says Cope had been treated for respiratory problems and
heart failure in recent months.