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Longtime Memphis Sports Journalist Dies At 76

We are sending our sincerest condolences to the family, friends and former co-workers of longtime Memphis sports journalist George Lapides.
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We are sending our sincerest condolences to the family, friends and former co-workers of longtime Memphis sports journalist George Lapides.

He died Friday morning following a long illness.

Lapides is best known for his sports talk radio show which ran for 45-years, the longest running daily radio show in the country. He worked for a decade at the Memphis CBS affiliate. 

Lapides battled a lung disease for the past three years. He was 76 years old.

The funeral service will be held Monday at 3:30 p.m. at Temple Israel. A private burial is being held for family.