Whenever you do the Globetrotter whistle, you think of him.
According to a statement released by Globetrotters general manager Jeff Munn, Globetrotter legend Fred “Curly” Neal has died. He was 77 years old.
As one of the most memorable of the Harlem squad, Neal appeared on over 6,000 games over the span of his 22-year career. Number 22 appeared on several of the Globetrotter television specials including Gilligan’s Island and a voice over on Scooby-Doo in the mid-80s.
Another Globetrotter legend, Curley “Boo” Johnson, showed love to hid fallen friend on Twitter, calling Neal “one of the most recognizable faces on the planet.”