BERKELEY (AP) — Bud “Dog” Turner, who worked in various roles for the California football program for a half-century, has died. He was 84.
Cal says Turner died Thursday night from heart failure at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek.READ MORE: Summer Departs With Sweltering Temperatures; Smoky Skies Draped Over East Bay
Turner began working at Cal in 1970 working the field phone for the public address announcer. He later worked in the equipment room and then with the program’s operations staff.READ MORE: Monterey Police Arrest Two For Numerous Offenses Following Shooting
Turner was known for greeting people with a fist bump and a simple message: “It’s a great day to be a Bear.”
Coach Justin Wilcox called Turner a “kind and genuine person” and says he can’t imagine not seeing Turner every day when he comes to work.MORE NEWS: Scaled-Down Dreamforce Marks Major Step In San Francisco's COVID Economic Rebound
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