John Saunders tragically passed away at the age of 61 on Wednesday. While he is no longer with us, Saunders made a lasting impact on ESPN and the sports world as one of the best and most versatile anchors sports media has seen.
As news of his passing spread, tributes poured in from all corners. Fittingly, the best came from ESPN, where Saunders spent the last 30 years. The network’s video tribute, narrated by longtime Saunders colleague Bob Ley, was absolutely perfect:
Rest in peace John Saunders, you will be missed tremendously.