Sports fans are offering prayers for the family, friends and colleagues of Kyle Brown, a longtime ESPN employee who tragically passed away on Saturday.
In a statement shared on the ESPN PR Twitter account, the Worldwide Leader of Sports announced that Brown passed away at the age of 42 after suffering “a medical emergency” while working at the NCAA Baseball Super Regional in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Brown, employed as a director at the network for 16 years, won two Sports Emmys for his work. He is survived by his wife, Megan, and their four young children.
Per a report from Jordan Mendoza of USA Today, the game between Alabama and Wake Forest on Saturday was delayed by two hours because of the medical emergency.
Sports fans came together and offered prayers and messages of support following the heartbreaking announcement.
ESPN’s Kris Budden also had a moving tribute for Brown before the network aired coverage of NCAA baseball.
As well, legendary Ohio State baseball coach Bob Todd shared some beautiful memories of his time coaching Brown, who was a pitcher for the Buckeyes before he graduated and began a decorated sports media career.
Our thoughts are with to Brown’s family, friends and colleagues during this difficult time.
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