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UPDATE: Family: Tigers PA announcer dies from kidney failure

Posted at 12:56 PM, Jan 23, 2020

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

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.