Former ESPN Anchor Dead At 63 Following Cancer Battle

A general photo of ESPN's set.

A general photo of ESPN’s set.

Alan Massengale, one of ESPN’s earliest anchors, passed away at the age of 63 after a long battle with colon cancer, KCBS reported. Massengale was diagnosed more than six years ago, and was placed on life support after suffering a fall that led to a brain bleed.

Massengale was a SportsCenter anchor back in the 80s. He was also the first SC anchor to report live from The Masters, Indianapolis 500 and the Boston Marathon. But his career spanned FOX Sports and Los Angeles TV stations KCBS and KCAL 9 as well.

At KCBS, Massengale served as the first host of CBSLA’s “Sports Central” show, a position he held for a decade. During his time with KCAL 9, he hosted the Los Angeles Lakers pre and postgame shows alongside NBA Hall of Famer, and Laker great, James Worthy.

An avid boxing fan,

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ESPN’s Pedro Gomez Dead at 58

Veteran ESPN SportsCenter reporter Pedro Gomez died suddenly on Sunday. He was 58.

“We are shocked and saddened to learn that our friend and colleague Pedro Gomez has passed away,” ESPN chairman Jimmy Pitaro said in a statement. “Pedro was an elite journalist at the highest level and his professional accomplishments are universally recognized. More importantly, Pedro was a kind, dear friend to us all. Our hearts are with Pedro’s family and all who love him at this extraordinarily difficult time.”

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“Pedro was far more than a media personality,” his family said in a statement to ESPN. “He was a dad, loving husband, loyal friend, coach and mentor. He was our everything and his kids’ biggest believer.”

Gomez joined ESPN in April 2003 as a reporter based in Phoenix, serving as a correspondent on SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight and other studio shows. For much of 2005

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Pedro Gomez Dead: SportsCenter Reporter Dies at 58

ESPN tribute

Pedro Gomez

Pedro Gomez, a highly-regarded SportsCenter reporter for ESPN, has died unexpectedly at the age of 58, the network’s PR team confirmed.

“ESPN remembers SportsCenter reporter Pedro Gomez, who passed away unexpectedly today at the age of 58,” the network wrote on its Twitter page.

“We are shocked and saddened to learn that our friend and colleague Pedro Gomez has passed away,” ESPN’s statement read. The cause of death was not given.

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ESPN Called Gomez an ‘Elite Journalist at the Highest Level’

ESPN’s statement made it clear that Gomez will

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