Craig Sager, one of America’s best-loved sports broadcasters, has died. He was 65.
Sager, who worked for Turner Sports for more than 30 years and was best known as an accomplished NBA sideline reporter, had been battling cancer. In March, Sager announced he had three to six months to live after doctors told him the leukaemia he has fought for two years was no longer in remission.
Turner Sports president David Levy said in a statement: “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. His incredible talent, tireless work ethic and commitment to his craft took him all over the world covering sports.
“While he will be fondly remembered for his colorful attire and the TNT sideline interviews he conducted with NBA coaches and players, it’s the determination, grace and will to live he displayed during his battle with cancer that will be his lasting impact. Our thoughts and prayers are with Sager’s wife Stacy and the entire Sager family during this difficult time. We will be forever Sager Strong.”
To view three inspirational speeches: