Son of Red Wings broadcaster dies at 23

Jamie Daniels, the son of longtime Detroit Red Wings broadcaster and play-by-play announcer Ken Daniels, died on Wednesday in his sleep. He was 23.

The Detroit Red Wings and FOX Sports Detroit are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Jamie Daniels, son of television play-by-play broadcaster Ken Daniels. Jamie passed away in his sleep on Wednesday morning at the age of 23. Both the Red Wings organization and FOX Sports Detroit would like to offer their heartfelt condolences to the Daniels family during this most difficult time.”

According to the Detroit Free Press, Jamie Daniels spent time as a manager for the Michigan State hockey team while in school. Additional details around Daniels’ passing have not been released at this time.

The elder Daniels is currently in his 19th season with the Red Wings organization. He is a Michigam EMMY award winner and won the Ty Tyson Award for Excellence in Sports Broadcasting from the DSBA in an on-ice ceremony Sept. 30, 2011 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, prior to a Red Wings game.

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  1. I would just like to send my deepest sympathy and condolences to Ken Daniels and his family at this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your extended family, friends and the entire Red Wing organization. God Bless you all and Jamie, may you RIP & be sleeping with the Angels! No parent should have to go through the tragedy of losing a child, especially more difficult during the time of year we’re in. I pray your memories of Jamie, in his 23 short years, will give you a small sense of solace at this time. I can’t imagine how difficult it is and I only wish I could offer more than just words of comfort. Know the whole family of the Red Wings, their fans and all who know you Ken and your son, are all mourning your loss with you! I know you have the weight of the world on your shoulders right now, but know this, we’re ALL here to hold you up in the best way possible, and that’s by sending ALL our support to you and your family! God Bless you and yours, with a heavy heart, I give you my thoughts. ❤ #gonetoosoon #but never forgotten

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