Skip to main content

Craig Sager has died

Craig Sager's fight with cancer came to an end Thursday.
  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

Craig Sager is dead, according to Turner Sports President David Levy. He was 65.

"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. 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," Turner president David Levy said in a statement. "While he will be remembered fondly for his colorful attire and the TNT sideline interview he conducted with NBA coaches and layers, 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 Craig's wife, Stacy, and the entire Sager family during this difficult time. We will forever be Sager Strong."

Known for wearing flashy suits, Sager was blindsided by a leukemia diagnosis in 2014. His cancer went into remission only to return in 2015.

Sager was inducted into the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame just two days ago.

An all-access look at an emotional evening as @NBAonTNT's Craig Sager was inducted into the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame! pic.twitter.com/Gyzl1ztWRr

— NBA (@NBA) December 15, 2016

The NBA on TNT is scheduled to air a doubleheader with the Knicks-Cavaliers and Clippers-Warriors tonight beginning at 7 p.m. There will undoubtedly be significant reaction to the sad news during the night.

Next Up

Kwesi Adofo-Mensah

Here’s what the Vikings owners say about new GM Kwesi Adofo-Mensah

The Vikings announced his hiring on Wednesday night.

raiaing canes brooklyn park crop

After 3-month delay, newest Twin Cities Raising Cane's opens

The restaurant was originally scheduled to open in October.

st anthony armed robbery screengrab

Armed man robs Twin Cities thrift store, flees in carjacked pickup

He pulled out a handgun shortly after chatting with the cashier about his scarf.

red wing 6

Gallery: Pagoda-inspired home on Lake Pepin for sale for $2M

The home has 425 feet of private shoreline on the Mississippi River.

Walz, Flanagan

Walz proposes legalizing marijuana in massive supplemental budget

It's among the provisions in his "Budget to Move Minnesota Forward."

Plow 2 (1)

Photos reveal damage from gunshots to Minneapolis snowplow

A hydraulic line and three tires were damaged in the shooting.

unsplash - school classroom students

Minneapolis schools confirm return to in-person teaching Monday

The school district shifted to online learning almost two weeks ago as rising COVID cases led to staff and bus driver shortages.

Flickr - Superior National Forest Boundary Waters

Mineral leases for proposed Twin Metals mine near Boundary Waters canceled

A review by the DOI found "significant legal deficiencies" with the leases' 2019 renewal.

cats

Reward to find person who left kittens to die in freezing WI cold

The cats were thrown from a vehicle, according to a witness.

metro mobility bus

Charges: Man led police on multi-city pursuit in stolen Metro Mobility bus

The bus had been left unattended with the keys inside when it was stolen.

Bell Ramsey Co. Jan 22 - crop

Charges: Man fatally shot mother of his child during argument

Officers found her on the ground outside the couple's home.

covid

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, January 26

More than 15,000 new cases in today's update.

Related

Craig Sager has died

Craig Sager's fight with cancer came to an end Thursday.

Rapper who recorded 'Craig Sager's Suit' pays tribute to the NBA broadcaster

Hip-hop artists remember Sager, including Silent Knight.

Josh Allen is the new Carson Wentz, and Craig Bohl found them both

Carson Wentz developed into a top five pick under Craig Bohl at NDSU, and Bohl is doing it again with Josh Allen at Wyoming.

Josh Allen is the new Carson Wentz, and Craig Bohl found them both

Carson Wentz developed into a top five pick under Craig Bohl at NDSU, and Bohl is doing it again with Josh Allen at Wyoming.

Andrew Wiggins has a man bun

Man buns are apparently still in style and Andrew Wiggins got one.

Andrew Wiggins has a man bun

Man buns are apparently still in style and Andrew Wiggins got one.