The play-by-play announcer for both UNC football and men's basketball , Durham died in his Chapel Hill home from complications of Primary Progressive Aphasia, a neurocognitive disease that robbed him of his ability to speak.
We are mourning the loss of Woody Durham, who passed away peacefully this morning at the age of 76. His voice brought Carolina games to life for Tar Heels around the world for 40 years #HeyWoody https://t.co/vM64yTuHpQ— UNC-Chapel Hill (@UNC) March 7, 2018
Durham, a 1963 graduate of UNC, became Voice of the Tarheels in 1971 and enjoyed a long 40 year career before he retired in 2011. He was a fan favorite that will be missed.
RIP to the great Woody Durham...— Vince Carter (@mrvincecarter15) March 7, 2018
🙏🏽’s up to the Durham family and the Tarheel family....!!!
Woody Durham's amazing voice brought Tar Heel sports to life. His life, legacy and love for the first public university in this country to open its doors will never be forgotten. - RC pic.twitter.com/VinAMqMfiK— Governor Roy Cooper (@NC_Governor) March 7, 2018