Simon Hanley, an iconic British football commentator known for his voice in Spanish football, has recently passed away at the age of 60. Simon made his mark not only as a talented and passionate football commentator to listeners all across Europe but also as a beloved influence of LaLiga TV. His passing is a great loss to us all, especially to his fans from Middlesbrough and Newcastle United. Keep reading to get more information about this Tragic News
Who was Simon Hanley?
Hanley was born in Morpeth, in the northeast of England and he grew up rooting for Joe Harvey’s Magpies team. He was a talented football commentator, but more importantly, he was an iconic voice for LaLiga TV.Hanley’s Rise to Fame
Hanley began his career as a broadcaster for BBC Radio Newcastle in 1987 before becoming a regular fixture on Spanish radio station Cadena SER from 1991-1996. In 1996, he made his debut on television with LaLiga TV where he quickly became the main face of Spanish football commentary. He also provided expert analysis on major tournaments such as Euro 2008 and the 2010 World Cup.
Throughout his career, Hanley’s commentary style was impeccable; he could always be relied upon to provide insightful and impartial analysis while still conveying excitement and enthusiasm for every game that he commentated on. His unique style endeared him to millions of viewers around the world and made him one of the most respected voices in Spanish football commentary circles.
A Lasting Legacy
In addition to being an exceptionally talented broadcaster, Hanley was also passionate about giving back to the community – something which is often overlooked when it comes to professional commentators who are usually focused solely on their own careers. He founded The Simon Hanley Foundation in 2009 which aimed to provide support to underprivileged children in Spain who were unable to access basic educational opportunities. The foundation has since gone on to help thousands of children through its work with local schools and charities across Spain.
How did simon Hanley die? What was the cause of Simon death?
Despite the confirmation of Simon Hanley’s death, it still remains unknown precisely what led to his tragic passing. His family shared a heartfelt message on social media, in which they requested respect for their privacy at this difficult time as they are not in a condition to reply to any questions. However, according to reports from close sources, he had been battling a serious health condition for some time and was undergoing medical observation. Whatever the cause may be, it is truly heartbreaking that such a talented individual was taken before his time.
Tributes Pour to Simon Hanley death
RIP. This guy was massively biased commentator but nonetheless the RIP.
My good friend Simon Hanley, RIP Simon, and thank you for your great support and the brilliant laughs we had doing the telly mate, including this pic. You will be missed ! my most sincere condolences to Jordi, Belen, James and all of the family x.
Simon Hanley left behind a lasting legacy both as an exceptional commentator and as someone who gave back much more than he received throughout his lifetime. His passion for sport will live on forever; not just through his work but through all those who continue his fight for equal opportunity access to education in Spain today. Our thoughts go out to his family during this difficult time and we remember him fondly as one of Spain’s greatest ever commentators – RIP Simon Hanley (1962-2022)..