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UPDATE: Family: Tigers PA announcer dies from kidney failure

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Posted at 12:56 PM, Jan 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-24 12:21:27-05

UPDATE: The family of Jay Allen have let us know that he passed away today of kidney failure.

Our condolences go out to his family and friends
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The family of the Detroit Tigers public address announcer and longtime Grand Rapids radio host says he is experiencing kidney failure.

Jay Allen has been fighting stage 4 bile duct cancer since being diagnosed last March. In a Facebook post, Allen’s family says he is in kidney failure because of the cancer.

Doctors tell the family the damage can’t be reversed but believe dialysis will help.

A Facebook post on a page detailing his cancer treatment says doctors believe his time is short.