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DETROIT (WXYZ) — Former Detroit Red Wings broadcaster Dave Strader died on Sunday after battling cancer.

He was 62 years old.

Strader was diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma, a rare form of bile duct cancer, last year.

He first served as a broadcaster for the Red Wings’ American Hockey League affiliate in Adirondack from 1979 to 1985 before spending the next 11 seasons handling television play-by-play for Detroit.

Strader began working national hockey broadcasts in 1996 for…