Tony Cozier, 75, the most respected and authoritative voice in West Indian cricket, has died.
Cozier died at the Barbadian Bayview Hospital Wednesday morning.
He has been ailing for a while.
In 1960, Cozier broke ground as a regional cricket commentator on television and radio and as a newspaper journalist.
He wrote until mere days before his death.
He enjoyed world regard for his knowledge of the game and his passion for the West Indies teams through the generations.
Cozier was father of two, Craig, who is also involved in cricket and Natalie.
He was married to Jillian, who played hockey for Barbados.
Through most of the 1960s, he was the only Caribbean cricket commentator around the world.
He inspired a generation of cricket commentators.