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John Saunders, ESPN host, has died at age 61

ESPN's John Saunders has passed away at the age of 61

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John Saunders, ESPN host for almost 30 years, has died at the age of 61.

Very sad news...Saunders is one of those people who was a fixture on the airways for basically as long as I can remember, and was a familiar face and voice with the channels college football coverage my entire adult life.

The ESPN story on his death, linked above, doesn't give any details as to the cause of death.  This is a loss for the sports community, and my thoughts go out to his family and co-workers.