Much-loved broadcaster and true legend Gordon Sparks has died at the age of 61. He is made due by his better half Heather, girls Kirsty and Holly, and his granddaughter.
Sparkles’ most memorable game behind the amplifier was Argyle’s FA Cup semi-last loss by Watford in 1984, with his last match on BBC Radio Devon being the club’s 2016 Association Two play-off definite loss at Wembley.
Subsequent to leaving his job as a pundit he kept on introducing the morning meal show on BBC Radio Devon until he turned out to be sick.
In August, Plymouth Argyle named the press confine the recently restored Mayflower Stand in his honor.
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He had been suffering from cancer and passed away in Plymouth on Sunday morning.
His demise has provoked an influx of recognitions via virtual entertainment from supporters, audience members and devotees of Plymouth Argyle – who Gordon commentated on for over 30 years.
Such was his nearby relationship with the club and its fanbase, Argyle named their recently opened Press Box after him in August – and allies sang their help for him during their new away success against Milton Keynes Wears.
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The club depicted him as a “critique symbol”, adding that there “won’t ever be one more like him”, while fans sung his name during their triumph at MK Wears on Saturday.
“He will be recognized as an Argyle legend. It was exceptionally close to home paying attention to our fans singing his name in the stands at Milton Keynes Wears yesterday,” said Plymouth supervisor Steven Schumacher.
Argyle CEO Andrew Parkinson added: “It is challenging to articulate how Gordon Flashes affected everybody related with Argyle, yet we are sure that he comprehends the adoration and fondness held for him from fans, players, and staff the same.”
Plymouth Live’s Argyle correspondent Chris Errington, who commentated close by Flashes for a long time, said he had “such countless blissful recollections” with him.
“I’m glad to have been the Ernie Insightful to Gordon Flashes’ Eric Morecambe during our days commentating on Argyle for Radio Devon,” he said.