Craig Sager dies at 65.
Longtime NBA Broadcaster Craig Sager died Thursday (Dec 15) after his long-fought battle with leukemia. He was 65.
His death was confirmed by TNT’s President David Levy who penned the following statement.
“Craig Sager was a beloved member of the Turner family for more than three decades and he has been a true inspiration to us all. 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. While he will be remembered fondly 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.”
In 2014 Sager, who was known for his exuberant fashion, was diagnosed with leukemia where for the past two years he went through multiple courses of treatment, including chemotherapy and stem cell transplants. This September the sideline reporter received a rare third bone marrow transplant.
Sager’s survived by his wife, Stacy, and his three children, including Craig Sager Jr.
Our condolences to his family, friends, and fans.