Hard for me to believe, but I haven't seen any mention of this here. Lance Russell is a true legend of wrestling, one of-if not the-best announcers to ever call a match. Russell was a calm and reasonable voice in the wild and woolly world of Memphis wrestling. He was an incredible interviewer who could lead even the greenest of rookies through a passable promo. Russell is a member of the NWA Hall of Fame, the Wrestling Observer's Hall of Fame and the USWA Memphis Wrestling Hall of Fame. He was also, by most accounts, a genuinely nice man who truly loved professional wrestling. He passed away at the age of ninety-one after complications from a fall in his home. His daughter just recently died after a long battle with cancer and he lost his wife of sixty-seven years two years ago after a lengthy illness. He is survived by two sons, Lance, Jr. and Shane. They don't get any better or smoother than Lance Russell, a true class act. RIP, Banana Nose.