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Lance Russell – March 18, 1926 – was a sports broadcaster and ring announcer.

He primarily served as a professional wrestling announcer and commentator in the Memphis region from 1959 to 1997.

In NWA Mid-America and its descendant, the Continental Wrestling Association Russell’s primary announcing partner was Dave Brown.

He is included in the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA)’s Hall of Fame and Hall of Heroes.

In addition, he is in the United States Wrestling Association (USWA)’s Memphis Wrestling Hall of Fame and Wrestling Observer Newsletter’s Hall of Fame.

Russell was married for 67 years to his wife Audrey until her death in 2014. They met in high school. They had three children: William, Valerie, and Shane.

On October 3, 2017, Russell died in Memphis while visiting his family of complications from a broken hip sustained after a fall, at the age of 91, just days after his daughter Valerie died from cancer on September 29.

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