ESPN Sports Commentator John Saunders, died at 61. What was the cause of his sudden death?

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John Saunders, who hosted The Sports Reporters for the past 15 years and worked 30 years at ESPN had died at 61.The cause of the death is not yet specified but sources close to us claim that the anchor was not facing any medical problem. Although the hospital has not revealed any source of death it is no doubts that it was not at all planned because of the sound medical health condition of the 60-year-old anchor. Saunder was perfectly fit and rushed to a hospital immediately which faced ultimate death some hours after.

The ESPN sports commentator Saunders was declared dead on August 10 and it was left the world shocked. The entertainment and sports industry have expressed their grief through the social networking sites.

According to John Skipper, co-chairman of Disney Media Networks and president of ESPN:

John was an extraordinary talent and his friendly, informative style has been a warm welcome to sports fans for decades. His wide range of accomplishments across numerous sports and championship events is among the most impressive this industry has ever seen. More importantly, John was a beloved and devoted family man who cared deeply about people and causes, as evidenced by his long-standing efforts as a passionate board member for The V Foundation for Cancer Research. He was one of the most significant and influential members of the ESPN family, as a colleague and mentor, and he will be sorely missed. Our thoughts are with his loved ones at this extremely difficult time.

Cause of death

While the cause of the death is not specified reports suggest that John wasn't feeling well physically in recent days and suddenly in the morning he was unresponsive.

Who is John Saunders?

Known for hosting shows like ESPN College Football Saunder worked for ESPN and ABC simultaneously. John worked as the Canadian-American sports journalist at Toronto and was one of the most famous reporters of his time. Saunders was also known for his philanthropic work and his efforts were clear from his undying passion as the member of the Cancer research at Jimmy V. Foundation.

Saunders has a wife Wanda and two daughters Aleah and Jenna. He resided in Hasting-on-Hudson in New York with them.He is also the sibling of the very famous retired Canadian professional ice hockey right winger for Quebec Nordiques Bernie Saunders.

We offer our heartfelt condolences to his family members and hope Saunders rests in peace.


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