The Cleveland Cavaliers' longtime play-by-play announcer Fred McLeod died late Monday night at the age of 67

Fred McLeod was about to start his 14th consecutive season as the Cleveland Cavalier's play-by-play announcer.

(CNN)The Cleveland Cavaliers lost a beloved family member on Monday night, when longtime play-by-play announcer Fred McLeod died suddenly, the team said in a statement.

McLeod was 67 years old. The team's statement did not mention a cause of death.
McLeod was about to start his 14th consecutive season with FOX Sports Ohio as the Cavaliers' play-by-play announcer, a role he has served in since 2006. It would have been his 15th overall season in this role, as he was previously the play-by-play announcer for the Cavaliers during the team's 1979-80 season.
McLeod was also the executive producer for multimedia for the team.