By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Legendary Formula One voice Murray Walker has passed away. He was 97.
An official cause of death has not been announced yet. The organization announced his death on Saturday.
“The voice of F1 to generations of fans,” Formula One said in a post. “We will miss you, Murray.”
Walker began as a broadcaster in 1948. His journey started at the Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb.
Since then, he has broadcasted numerous events before finding a home in Formula One. He was hired as the BBC Formula One broadcaster in 1978.
“I always regarded it as my brief not just to inform but to entertain,” Walker said in an interview in 2011. “I knew that 95 percent of my audience weren’t interested in the diameter of the gudgeon pin. What they wanted was to share the excitement that I was lucky enough to be witnessing. And lucky is the word: my work has taken me around the world umpteen times to countries I would never otherwise have visited, and I have rubbed shoulders with some outstanding people. I have been incredibly, gigantically lucky.”
Throughout his broadcasting career, he was known for his ‘Murrayisms.’
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