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    John Saunders passes away

    https://www.yahoo.com/sports/news/es...152007101.html

    Always enjoyed his play-by-play calls and his appearances on other shows. One of the best.

    Only 61.....wow.

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    Re: John Saunders passes away

    Quote Originally Posted by dawg80 View Post
    https://www.yahoo.com/sports/news/es...152007101.html

    Always enjoyed his play-by-play calls and his appearances on other shows. One of the best.

    Only 61.....wow.
    Had he been ill for awhile?
    Good old Memorial Gym

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tech77 View Post
    Had he been ill for awhile?
    According to his family he had been feeling badly the past few days. I think he battled health challenges, but I don't get the impression it was anything considered life threatening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Historian View Post
    According to his family he had been feeling badly the past few days. I think he battled health challenges, but I don't get the impression it was anything considered life threatening.
    I wonder why the press isn't reporting the reasons why.

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    Re: John Saunders passes away

    Saunders did call a few Tech games in his time as a play-by-play man, including the NCAA women's basketball regional in Ruston for ESPN in 1989.

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    Re: John Saunders passes away

    Quote Originally Posted by TYLERTECHSAS View Post
    I wonder why the press isn't reporting the reasons why.
    I don't think they'll know until autopsy results are known. The blood work takes weeks to come back.

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    Re: John Saunders passes away

    I heard it mentioned yesterday that he had dealt with diabetes for quite some time.

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    Re: John Saunders passes away

    Quote Originally Posted by TYLERTECHSAS View Post
    I wonder why the press isn't reporting the reasons why.
    Quote Originally Posted by The Historian View Post
    I don't think they'll know until autopsy results are known. The blood work takes weeks to come back.
    Quote Originally Posted by TrueBulldog1962 View Post
    I heard it mentioned yesterday that he had dealt with diabetes for quite some time.
    Gotcha. Thanks!

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    Re: John Saunders passes away

    He was great at his profession. He will be missed.
    Good old Memorial Gym

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    Re: John Saunders passes away

    John was always one of the sports journalist voices I enjoyed and respected. He will be missed.

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    Re: John Saunders passes away

    A very talented individual. HE will be missed. God bless him.
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    Re: John Saunders passes away

    Quote Originally Posted by TYLERTECHSAS View Post
    I wonder why the press isn't reporting the reasons why.
    Probably because they don't know. It takes time to do an autopsy and get a definitive cause of death, assuming the family even wants that. There doesn't have to be an autopsy if there's no concern for foul play. I hate to speculate, but he went to sleep and didn't wake up. May have been cardiac arrest.
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    Re: John Saunders passes away

    Quote Originally Posted by TrueBulldog1962 View Post
    I heard it mentioned yesterday that he had dealt with diabetes for quite some time.
    He was also a mental health advocate:

    Saunders recently co-wrote a book with John U. Bacon, Playing Hurt: My Journey from Despair to Hope, about his battles with depression. It is set for release in April 2017.

    According to the description of the book, Saunders “confesses his constant battle with depression and how it nearly cost him his life.” The book, “welcomes readers into the heart of his desperate struggle against depression: from insights into the illness’s root causes to the nature of modern treatments, from both a medical and cultural perspective. His story unfolds as so many of our lives do – among family, friends and colleagues – but it also peers into places we don’t often discuss openly – psych wards and hospitals. Here is the honest story of a public figure facing his own mental illness head on, and emerging far better for his effort.”

    http://heavy.com/sports/2016/08/john...ournalist-die/

    Whatever caused his earthly journey to end, prayers for comfort and strength to his family and friends.

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    Re: John Saunders passes away

    damn.....sad to hear......he was good at his job...he will be missed

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