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Former Leafs broadcaster Bill Hewitt dead

December 28, 1996

PORT PERRY, Ontario (AP) _ Broadcaster Bill Hewitt, son of the late hockey play by play man Foster Hewitt, is dead at 68.

He died on Christmas Day.

Like his pioneering father, Bill called play by play for the Toronto Maple Leafs from 1951 until 1981. Bill Hewitt led somewhat of a reclusive life at his farm in Sunderland, about 60 miles from Toronto.

His family would not release details of his death or other information, other than to say a private service for the family only is scheduled for Monday in Beavertont.

Foster Hewitt died in 1985.

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