The Twin Cities sports community lost a legend with the passing of Rod Simons. Through his work in local media, he was a trusted resource, and a colorful personality. He was 56.
At the time of his death, the nine-time Emmy winner, who was part of the GoMN family, was doing one of his favorite yearly activities, covering Minnesota Twins Spring Training in Florida.
Simons was the host of "Go Twins Territory" on Go 96.3 and a morning sports anchor for Go Radio, serving radio stations throughout Minnesota. He cared a great deal for his teammates at Go.
"Sad day in Fort Meyers," Twins President Dave St. Peter tweeted, adding: "You were ALWAYS a positive light in an often negative world. Definition of class."
He apparently suffered a heart attack, the Star Tribune reports.
Fittingly, his final Facebook update was him thanking his wife, Pam, and daughter, Annie, for giving him a few days to cover the Twins.