Former AWA announcer Larry Nelson (Larry Shipley) passed away last night after a battle with pancreatic cancer according to a report by Dave Meltzer. It is said that family and friends of Nelson were told a couple of weeks back that he only had a few weeks to live. Nelson was an announcer for the AWA in the mid to late 1980s and wrote an autobiography about his career back in 2000 entitled “Stranglehold.”

On behalf of the staff of, we send out our condolences to the family & friends of Larry Nelson during this tough time. 

Source: The Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Online