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NHL community mourns death of Stars broadcaster Strader

Play-by-play announcer nicknamed The Voice died Sunday of cholangiocarcinoma

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The hockey community was in mourning after Dallas Stars broadcaster Dave Strader died Sunday at the age of 62 of cholangiocarcinoma, a form of bile duct cancer.

Tweet from @DallasStars: It is with sad news that we announce that Dave Strader has passed away this morning at the age of 62. pic.twitter.com/CMlpJAQn01

Stars players, including captain Jamie Benn, mourned and celebrated Strader's life with posts on Twitter.

Tweet from @jamiebenn14: Sad to hear the news this morning about our friend Dave Strader. Big part of the Dallas Stars family and will truly be missed.

Tweet from @jamiebenn14: Thoughts and Prayers go out to his wife Colleen, family and friends. Thank you for everything Dave! We salute you! #Legendofthebooth pic.twitter.com/lzhSPtXhGD

Tweet from @stjohns28: Sad sad day. One of a kind guy. Rest In Peace Dave https://t.co/wikkw0ZmPK

Stars center Tyler Seguin also voiced his appreciation for the 2017 Foster Hewitt Memorial Award winner with a tweet and post on Instagram.

Tweet from @tseguinofficial: Incredibly sad to hear about the passing of @TheVoiceDS. Iconic in his work but a even better friend. May you rest in peace buddy. pic.twitter.com/Mm60OpkdcL

Instagram from @tseguin92: Incredibly sad to hear about the passing of Dave Strader. Iconic in his work but a even better friend. Prayers go out to his wife Colleen, family and friends. May you rest in peace buddy. View on Instagram

Strader, known as The Voice, spent more than 30 years calling games for the Stars, Detroit Red Wings, Florida Panthers, Arizona Coyotes, as well as broadcasting national games for FOX, ESPN and NBC. As such, his reach across the NHL was broad, as reflected by players, media members and teams offering condolences. 

Tweet from @jasondemers5: So sad by the news of Dave Strader a great man, who's life impacted many people for the better. #RIP thoughts go out to his family

Tweet from @CassieCampbell: RIP Dave. Always such a nice person to me at the rink. https://t.co/tUIdcVOf2p

Tweet from @Panger40: This is a sad day for all of us. We know that he is in a friendly place. Calling the game from a higher broadcast booth. RIP Strades. Xox

Tweet from @RalphStrangis: A true professional. A wonderful guy. A colleague and friend. One of the very best. My thoughts go out to his family and the Stars family. https://t.co/lcHCrASqgp

Tweet from @JohnForslund: Thoughts and prayers to the family of Dave Strader. Family man and true pro. Loved and respected by those lucky enough to know him. #voice

Tweet from @usahockey: Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Dave Strader. https://t.co/9yQwTMzLt2

Tweet from @DetroitRedWings: The entire Detroit #RedWings organization is saddened to learn of the passing of Dave Strader... pic.twitter.com/nPHK9Gdbzn

Tweet from @FlaPanthers: "Dave was a great broadcaster & a better person. I'll miss seeing him at the rink." - Dale TallonOur thoughts are with the Strader family https://t.co/m7OF5bHbwS

Tweet from @PredsNHL: Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Strader family as well as our @DallasStars family on the loss of such a great man. https://t.co/NJrhOJ2Pno

Tweet from @NHLCanes: Our condolences to the Strader family and everyone with the Stars organization. https://t.co/rQ4klviAWn

Tweet from @GoldenKnights: We are deeply saddened to learn of Dave Strader's passing. Our condolences go out to his family, the @DallasStars & all those who knew him.

Tweet from @ArizonaCoyotes: Our thoughts & prayers are with the family of Dave Strader. He was an incredible broadcaster & person & was beloved in the hockey world. pic.twitter.com/zhbXkpn6P2

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