Emrich, 62, had a heart attack last week. His son Ted Emrich announced the news Sunday morning on Twitter.
“The man with the voice of God is now in heaven,” he posted. “Your relentless spirit, positive attitude, and legacy will live forever. Love you always, Dad.”
The Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Stars and Texas Rangers are posted condolences on Twitter for the 2015 Texas Radio Hall of Fame inductee.
Rangers radio voice Eric Nadel called Emrich a “kind, thoughtful man.” Cowboys radio voice Brad Sham called it heartbreaking. “He brightened every room he entered. That’s a permanent hole in the universe.”
Dallas Mavericks television voice Mark Followill had known Emrich for more than 25 years.
“What a genuinely nice and warm man who was so passionate about sports, his family, radio and New Orleans among many other things,” Followill said.
The Cowboys sent their ‘deepest condolences’ to his family.
“The DFW sports world has lost a true legend. His consistent smile, warm appreciation for others and that booming voice will be missed,” they said on Twitter. Charlotte Jones Anderson replied with an additional message.
“His wonderful heart and signature voice will be missed dearly,” she said.
Stars public address announcer Jeff K offered his thoughts and prayers to the Emrich family.
“I am shocked & saddened by the news of the passing of Texas Radio Hall of Famer & @dallascowboys PA Announcer @rogeremrich,” he said on Twitter. “’The Raj Mahal’ was one of the most humble, gentle, and caring people I ever met.”
Mike Rhyner, host of The Hardline on KTCK/1310 “The Ticket” said Emrich “new everybody and everybody loved him and he loved them back.”
“He was one of the first guys I got to know when I was breaking into the game,” Rhyner said. “Love you brother — miss you forever.”