John Saunders, an anchor and host at ESPN for nearly 30 years, died Wednesday at the age of 61.
ESPN broke the news on-air.
Saunders' wife called 911 after finding him unresponsive and not breathing in their home.
He anchored "SportsCenter,"hosted "Sports Reporters," and covered college football, basketball, and hockey for the network.
John Saunders was as classy of a guy as I met in my time working at ESPN. A true pro’s pro — who never made it about himself. RIP.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) August 10, 2016
Twitter had many tributes to Saunders.
The times I got to be around John Saunders were special. Just different. Classy. Funny. I truly was a fan.— Michelle Beadle (@MichelleDBeadle) August 10, 2016
Sunday was just another day of the week until John Saunders came on my TV. Rest in peace, my friend.— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) August 10, 2016
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