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Barbero, Penguins' PA announcer for 36 seasons, dies

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John Barbero, who spent 36 seasons as the public-address announcer at Mellon Arena and called every one of Mario Lemieux's home NHL goals, died Monday night.

Barbero, 65, had been battling a brain tumor since February 2009.

Barbero called his first Penguins game in 1972-73, and was part of three Stanley Cup championship seasons.?

"On behalf of the entire Penguins organization, I want to express our deepest sympathy to John's family," said Lemieux, now the team's owner. "John was one of a kind, a true professional, and he always will be remembered as a member of the Penguins family. He will be missed."

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