St. Louis icon Jay Randolph Jr. dies after cancer battle

Jay Randolph Jr., a popular golf commentator and sportscaster in St. Louis, died Friday after a battle with terminal liver cancer.

Randolph Jr., 53, was formerly a commentator for the PGA Tour Network and hosted a show on 590 The Fan.

He was the son of legendary Hall of Fame sportscaster Jay Randolph, who was the sports director of 5 On Your Side from 1967 to 1988. His father, 88, survives him.

Known for his love and devotion to golf, including his frequent PGA Tour appearances, 5 On Your Side’s Frank Cusumano said, “he was a gift to the game of golf to our town.”

Randolph Jr. announced the diagnosis on “The Morning After” on Nov. 9. He said he was given three to four months to live.

“It’s a shock for someone who is 53,” Randolph Jr. said on that program. “I can’t imagine the shock it would be to somebody that’s 53 and hasn’t had the unique, distinct opportunities that this 53-year-old has had to enjoy life.”

GoFundMe account was created after he announced his cancer diagnosis. It has currently raised more than $50,000.

Our thoughts go out to the entire Randolph family at this time.

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