Gut-wrenching: Hannah Storm Announces Death of Her Friend John Saunders Live On Air

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The announcement of John Saunders was difficult enough for anyone who grew up listening to the broadcasts and telecasts of the ESPN host of 31 years. It’s even more difficult when John Saunders is your dear friend.

SportsCenter host Hannah Storm, who was live in Rio De Janeiro for Olympic coverage had to gut-wrenching job of announcing Saunder’s death live on air.

Storm also had to endear the leaning of and live announcement of another friend and longtime ESPN personality, Stuart Scott.

RIP John Saunders, 1955-2016

Bristol, CT - May 12, 2013 - Studio A: John Saunders on the set of The Sports Reporters (Photo by Joe Faraoni / ESPN Images)

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