For all Angelenos and valley residents and guests, if you were a USC football and basketball fan and were around in the 1960s, 1970s and beyond, hearing his uplifting Tom Kelly's voice got you pumped up to listen to a game from the Coliseum and Sports Arena or from an away venue.
(Tom Kelly and former USC Football coach John McKay)
The "Voice of the Trojans," Tom Kelly died at his in Encino after a long battle with cancer. His death was two days before his 89th birthday. He stayed in the booth calling games until 2003.
Kelly was inducted into the USC Athletic Hall of Fame in 2001 and the Southern California Sports Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2005.
Contributed by Michel (Michael) Stevens.