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Squier, who worked for many years at CBS Sports covering NASCAR, is believed to have died in Vermont at the age of 88.
“Ken earned his wings last night at 8:20 p.m. ET, surrounded by his incredible and loving family,” Sirius/XM NASCAR Radio host Dave Moody wrote on X (formerly Twitter). “I mourn the loss of my dear friend and lifelong mentor, but I rejoice in the fact that his pain and struggle are over.”
NASCAR great Dale Earnhardt Jr. also posted about the broadcaster’s death on social media.
“Ken Squier was there when Nascar was introduced to the world in 1979 for the Daytona 500,” Earnhardt said on.
Earnhardt said Squier had a significant impact on NASCAR.
“I am convinced that race would not have had a lasting impact if Ken had not been our main narrator,” he said. “We’re still riding the wave of that momentum created that day. Ken’s words and energy were perfect on a day when Nascar needed it. I will be forever grateful to him for his major role in the development of stock car racing. RIP.”
Moody had shared updates on Squier’s condition via social media before his death. In a subject posted on On Sunday, Moody detailed several health issues that Squier had battled in recent years.
“The last three years have been extremely difficult…with a series of health issues that included a nasty case of shingles, a near-fatal bout with COVID, a minor stroke, and a very recent fall that left him with a pelvic fracture. ” Moody wrote. “Surprisingly, he seemed on track to bounce back once again, until another medical issue this week proved too much for even Kenley to overcome.”
At the time, Moody relayed a message from Squier’s family that the broadcaster was “almost certainly in his final days.”
Squier was moved from hospice care Wednesday to spend “whatever time he has left” at home, the Squier family said. via Moody.
Funeral arrangements had not been made public as of Thursday morning.