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Voice of Red Sox Nation Jerry Remy Remembered: ‘New England Has Lost a Legend'

The "RemDawg" was remembered as a funny, insightful and respectful broadcaster, and a touchstone for many who lived in New England over the last few decades

Red Sox fans and members of the sports broadcasting community in Boston and beyond were grieving Sunday as the news broke that longtime commentator Jerry Remy had died.

The team confirmed that Remy had died Saturday. He was 68.

The "RemDawg" was remembered as a funny, insightful and respectful broadcaster, and a touchstone for many who lived in New England over the last few decades.

"He had a greatest laugh, and I went out of my way all the time to try to make him laugh," his longtime broadcast partner Dennis Eckersley said Sunday.

They had a 40-year working relationship, including five in the broadcast booth.

Remy stepped away from broadcasting in August, but returned to Fenway Park to throw out the first pitch before the AL Wild Card Game.

"We had a chance to say goodbye when he threw out the first pitch. My last text to him was that it was a privilege to be able to do that, and he said, ‘I’m glad it was you Eck,’” Eckersley said.

Many people on social media Sunday brought up Remy's call of the infamous pizza-throwing incident on Patriots' Day 2007, in which a fan threw a slice at another fan who'd just tried to catch a foul ball near left field.

"It's amazing how people have kinda hung to that. … You make calls on hit-and-runs, you make calls on squeezes, and you're known for the pizza thing," Remy told mlb.com earlier this year.

Here is some of what people have been saying on social media Sunday:

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