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5/15/2013 4:14 P.M. ET

Statement regarding the passing of Fred White

The Kansas City Royals are deeply saddened today to announce the passing of Fred White due to complications from melanoma. White, who spent 40 seasons in the Royals' organization as an announcer, Director of Broadcast Services and the Royals Alumni, passed away earlier today in hospice care.  

There are no details at this time regarding funeral arrangements.

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