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John Saunders, one of the familiar on-air faces of ESPN for nearly 30 years, has died. He was 61.
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"John was an extraordinary talent and his friendly, informative style has been a warm welcome to sports fans for decades," John Skipper, president of ESPN and co-chairman of Disney Media Networks, said in a statement. "His wide range of accomplishments across numerous sports and championship events is among the most impressive this industry has ever seen. More importantly, John was a beloved and devoted family man who cared deeply about people and causes, as evidenced by his long-standing efforts as a passionate board member for The V Foundation for Cancer Research.

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BatonRougeBuckeye95 months
There has been no cause of death reported. Apparently he had not been sick and worked last night.
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Mouth95 months
did I miss where anyone has said how he died?
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LSULyle0069095 months
Probably a suicide
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