Nick Charles bid farewell at 64


America’s beloved sportscaster Nick Charles died Saturday after a battle with metastatic bladder cancer. He was 64.

Charles, who was diagnosed last 2009, laid his finally rest in Santa Fe, N.M. He is survived by his wife, Cory, 4 children, and 3 grandchildren.

Charles, CNN’s first sports anchor, reportedly
began conditioning his family for his impending demise. Upon learning of his illness, he allegedly began recording video messages for his family and friends. He also made birthday video diaries for his 5 year old daughter. “This is a gift from God where I need to build these memories for her, so that I’m not a blur,” said the CableACE Awardee and former “sexiest sportscaster”.

Nicholas Charles Nickeas, famously known as Nick Charles, was born in June 30,1946 on Chicago, Illinois. He is an American boxing announcer and sports anchor who began working for CNN in 1980. He, together with Fred Hickman, hosted CNN Sports Tonight . Later, he was given his own program Page One with Nick Charles. He left the network in 2001, after working with them for more than two decades. He was one of the network’s first on-air-personalities.

In 2001, Charles hosted ShoBox: The New Generation, a boxing television program on Showtime.

The whole sporting world has just lost a bit of its sunshine today. Condolences to the family.

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