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A True Loss for DCU

Longtime DCU Spanish radio announcer Danilo Noel Diron, 63, has passed away after a long battle with cancer. Click here for more details and for some thoughts from the club's TV announcer, Dave Johnson. To read Mike Wise's 2004 column on the friendship between Danilo and team captain Jaime Moreno, click here.

Our thoughts are with Danilo's family and those on the club who were closest to him.

By Steve Goff  |  October 13, 2008; 4:49 PM ET
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I discovered Danilo with his call of a goal by Dema-Dema-Dema-Dema Dema Ko-va-lenko. Didn't hear him much, but he was good. Has to be a blow for those who were regular listeners of the Spanish broadcasts....

Posted by: Fisch Fry | October 13, 2008 5:59 PM | Report abuse

I only saw hims once - in the makeshift broadcast tent at the Soccerplex for a USOC match. It was halftime and he had Salvatore banging the drum and chanting into the microphone. Diron was enjoying every moment of it. We should all be so lucky as to have that much fun at work.

Posted by: I-270, Exit 1 | October 13, 2008 8:54 PM | Report abuse

I heard about this a few days ago on TV I'm surprised no one else has reported it up til now.


Posted by: RIP | October 13, 2008 9:05 PM | Report abuse

You will be calling the game when we meet again

Posted by: La Norte | October 13, 2008 9:51 PM | Report abuse

Rest In Peace, Danilo

Posted by: Srdan, La Barra | October 14, 2008 2:25 AM | Report abuse

RIP Danilo. Even though I understood 1/10 of what you said, your call of the beautiful game will be remembered.

Posted by: beltwayrob | October 14, 2008 8:04 AM | Report abuse

RIP Danilo ..........

Posted by: 135 | October 14, 2008 9:01 AM | Report abuse

A tu familia y tus queridos, mis pesames...

Thanks for the passion that you brought when you called the game.

Que descanse en paz...

Posted by: yankiboy | October 14, 2008 9:04 AM | Report abuse

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