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Kings’ Bob Miller suffered a mild stroke

Kings play-by-play announcer Bob Miller, center, calls a game against the Edmonton Oilers at Staples Center on April 10, 2010.
(David McNew / For The Times)

Bob Miller, the longtime broadcast voice of the Kings, has suffered a mild stroke, according to a statement released by the club on Sunday.

Miller, 78, is at USC Keck Hospital. He was taken there on Saturday after saying he hadn’t been feeling right while preparing for a broadcast in advance of Saturday’s All-Star festivities. “He is under the care of a team of specialized physicians, and he is doing well and in good spirits,” the Kings’ statement said.

Miller, who had quadruple bypass surgery last February, will be replaced by Ralph Strangis on the broadcast of the Kings’ game at Arizona on Tuesday.

According to a team spokesman, Miller watched Sunday’s All-Star game on TV and “wants to thank our fans for the support.”

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Miller missed most of last season after his bypass surgery and returned this season to work a drastically reduced schedule that included less travel than he had done in the past. Several announcers have filled in for him, including Gary Thorne, Chris Cuthbert, and Strangis.

However, Miller had been involved in many events leading up to Sunday’s All-Star game, perhaps overtaxing himself.


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