Details Released in the Death of ESPN Host John Saunders

John Saunders

Details Released in the Death of ESPN Host John Saunders

Here's how police found him after wife's 911 call.

Published August 11, 2016

The cause of ESPN host John Saunders's death Wednesday is still unknown.

However, there are new chilling details about how police found him.

According to TMZ Sports, Saunders's wife found the ESPN stalwart unresponsive and not breathing yesterday morning, and she quickly called 911.

From there, Hastings-on-Hudson police chief Anthony Visalli told TMZ that they found Saunders unresponsive in his New York home upon arriving at the scene around 4 a.m. Saunders, 61, was pronounced dead moments later, while still in his home.

No foul play or anything suspicious is suspected, which is why his death was rejected for a possible investigation by the medical examiner.

Many of Saunders's colleagues at the Worldwide Leader in Sports emotionally reacted to his death live on the air Wednesday, including Hannah StormStephen A. SmithJemele Hill and Michael Smith.

BET Sports News — Get the latest news and information about African-Americans in sports, including weekly recaps, celebrity news and photos of your favorite Black athletes.

Written by BET Staff

(Photo: Robin Marchant/Getty Images for ESPN)


Latest in news