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Former Patriots Broadcaster Gil Santos Dies

Gil Santos died Thursday, which was his 80th birthday and 53rd wedding anniversary.

Santos called New England Patriots games on the radio from 1966 to 1980 and 1991 to January 2013. His career spanned from the lean days of the multiple losing seasons in a row to the years of multiple division championships and Super Bowl victories.

He was also was the morning sports reporter for WBZ radio from 1971 t0 January 2009.

Santos, who grew up in Fairhaven, was a longtime resident of Raynham.

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