Rory Markas (1955-2010) was found dead in his Palmdale home yesterday. Rest in Peace Rory, you were a passionate man and a wonderful broadcaster, and my condolences to your friends and family, I will surely miss working with you. Rory was a professional and a one of a kind broadcaster.
The most recent time I ran the board for Rory was on Christmas for a USC basketball game in Hawaii. As I cut in,which you can hear from this clip, Listen to the tribute here.
Rory had to begin his broadcast sitting down on the floor, because the previous game was still being played in the tournament. The mental image of Rory still holding down a pre-game show underneath a desk made me realize once again what a professional broadcaster should be. Humorous, willing to go at any moment, and positive through anything. Thank you Rory for your brilliant work.