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Longtime Philly Sports Anchor Passes away

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by profunksticated, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. profunksticated

    profunksticated New Member

    Gary Papa, sports reporter/anchor/director with WPVI-Channel 6 since 1981, died today after a five year battle with prostate cancer. RIP

  2. RedSmithClone

    RedSmithClone Active Member

    holy crap. That sux.
  3. friend of the friendless

    friend of the friendless Active Member

    Sirs, Madames,

    I remember when he was starting out in Buffalo. Clearly too good to stay there. RIP.

  4. Cape_Fear

    Cape_Fear Active Member


    I was just thinking of him the other day with all the OJ chase rememberances. Long before the chase and all, Nicole's death was just a footnote on the 5:20 sports on Action News.
  5. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    That's terrible ... had no clue he was ill.

    I lived in Hatfield, a suburb about an hour from Philly, for much of my childhood. For whatever reason, I remember Papa more for Primetime than his sports reports.

  6. Castaway

    Castaway New Member

    Terrible to hear---he's been battling hard for years. RIP Gary.
  7. Roob

    Roob New Member

    a wonderful guy

    fought this horrible disease with courage and grace for many years

    always upbeat and positive

    an inspiration to many, myself included

    very, very sad
  8. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    As Roob said, he fought the disease with courage and grace for many years.
    The biggest piece of irony (if you can call it that) is that he died two days before the Run for Life 5K in Philly that raises money for prostate cancer research and that he chairs.
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