Turner Sports broadcaster Craig Sager Dead at 65

December 15, 2016

Turner Sports broadcaster Craig Sager has died at the age of 65. In a state released by the network "Craig Sager was a beloved member of the Turner family for more than three decades and he has been a true inspiration to all of us," Turner president David Levy said in a statement. "There will never be another Craig Sager. His incredible talent, tireless work ethic and commitment to his craft took him all over the world covering sports. Known for his colorful suits his more than 40-year career, the legendary sideline reporter battled acute myeloid leukemia since he was first diagnosed in 2014. Sager underwent three bone marrow transplants -- the most recent via an anonymous donor in August 2016 -- and more than 20 chemotherapy cycles, including one that lasted for two weeks, 

was admitted back in the hospital late November. Two days ago Sager was inducted in the Sportscaster Hall of Fame and ESPN presented Sager with the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the 2016 ESPYS this past summer. The lost of Craig Sager has been felt by many of  colleagues and players he has  interviewed. Most of the player's left messages via Twitter with the hash tag #SagerStrong. Stay tuned for more updates.

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