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Georgia mourns the voice of the Dogs, Larry Munson

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ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia is pausing to remember the longtime voice of the Bulldogs, Larry Munson, while preparing for its traditional season finale against Georgia Tech.

Munson died Sunday night at his home in Athens of complications from pneumonia. He was 89.

Known for his distinctive calls such as "run, Lindsay, run!" and blatant partisanship, Munson was Georgia's radio play-by-play announcer for nearly 43 years. He retired after calling the first two games of the 2008 season.

Former Georgia coach Vince Dooley says Munson "really turned out to be a folk hero" to the red-and-black faithful. Many fans would listen to him in the stands with headphones. Or, if watching at home, they'd turn down the sound on the television so they could hear Munson's gravelly call.

The university will hold a memorial service for Munson in December on a date yet to be determined.

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