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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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