One-of-a-kind sideline reporter Craig Sager has died at the age of 65 after a battle with cancer. The news was first reported by Turner Sports.
“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,” the network said in a statement. “There will never be another Craig Sager.”
Known for his colorful style and resilient public fight, Sager had a career that spanned more than four decades. As a young reporter he was stationed on the base paths after Hank Aaron hit his 715th home run. He’d go on to be on the spot for countless seminal sports moments over the years.
He was immensely popular and a great asset to every broadcast he was involved in and engendered what seemed like universal respect. In recent years he became an inspiration to those affected by cancer.