What Happened To Dave Wills ? Is He Dead?

by Ami Dalsania

What Happened To Dave Wills ? Is He Dead? Dave Wills’s death has shocked and saddened a lot of people. David, an American sportscaster, was the voice of the Tampa Bay Rays on the radio from 2005 until his death in 2023.

Wills and Freed took turns calling plays and giving color commentary during Rays games. They usually switched roles every three innings.

Wills’s contract with the Tampa Bay Rays Radio Network has been extended more than once, and after the 2017 season, he signed a new “multi-year” deal.

Wills grew up in the Chicago area and was a “die-hard” White Sox fan. He played basketball and baseball at Oak Lawn Community High School, where he also wrote for the school newspaper.

He went to Elmhurst College and got degrees in speech communications and urban studies in 1988. During college, he pitched for the baseball team and worked for the school newspaper.

What Happened To Dave Wills ?

Talking about the death of Dave Wills, A news release says that David Wills, who worked as a radio announcer for the Tampa Bay Rays for many years, died on Sunday. He was 58.

Before he died, Wills had worked for the Rays for 18 years. He was known for his love of baseball.

Travelers say the plane was rerouted because some people on board threw up during the 9-hour wait.

The announcer talked about Major League Rays games, such as when they went to the World Series in 2008 and 2020.

Before one of their games this season, the Rays want to do something special to honor someone. More information will be given later.

The Rays said that their spring training game against the Orioles won’t be on the radio.

How Did Dave Wills Die?

On Sunday, the Tampa Bay Rays got some bad news. The group said that radio play-by-play announcer Dave Wills, who was 58 years old and had worked for the Company since 2005, had died.

So, the Rays decided to have a minute of silence for Wills before the game and cancel the day’s spring training radio broadcast.

The previous article by Marc Topkin of The Tampa Bay Times said that Wills was taken to a hospital in Toronto near the end of the 2022 Campaign because of a heart condition. He missed the last two weeks of that season’s regular season.

Still, he returned for the playoffs and this year’s spring training, where he called Saturday’s game.

“David was a great announcer, a great friend, and an even better person,” said Stuart Sternberg, the owner of Rays.

“He was a very important part of the Rays family and had a great way of bringing the game to life for our fans.”

During this terrible time, we are thinking about and praying for his family and loved ones. We will miss him a lot.