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RIP Bryan Burwell

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Steak Snabler, Dec 4, 2014.

  1. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Dead at 59 from cancer:

  2. Pancamo

    Pancamo Active Member

    Wow. Cancer sucks.
  3. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Kind of speaking of which, is Stu Scott doing well these days? I don't see him much on the tube.
  4. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Based on the immediate Twitter reaction, it doesn't sound like many people in the business knew Burwell was sick.
  5. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Steak, you are right. I just saw him a couple of weeks ago and he looked and appeared fine. He was Bryan. This guy opened many doors for journalists of color. He also opened doors for others. He didn't have an ego and would help anyone. He was a journalist and a great person. He will be missed. RIP to a colleague and friend.
  6. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    Great guy. Met him through a co-worker early in my career and he was just a very kind person. He was at HBO at the time.

    I approached him at a Rams game several years later and re-introduced myself and we had a nice, brief chat.

    Very sad.

  7. RonClements

    RonClements Active Member

    I essentially sat next to Bryan for three years out at Rams Park and people saying he'd help younger guys are exactly right. Bryan was one of the good guys in this business. Crushed by this news and I can only imagine what his family and closest friends are feeling this morning.
  8. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    We're feeling pretty bummed out Ron.
  9. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    I remember being excited that he was nice to me when I met him. I was probably a year out of school at the time and I was used to big shots in the business being rude or dismissive and he was as nice as anybody could have reasonsably expected.
  10. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    I felt the same way when I met him. Sat next to him at a Final Four many years ago, to me he was a big star while I was a young hack just lucky to be there for a stringing gig. He treated me like an equal.
  11. Liut

    Liut Well-Known Member

    Only met Mr. Burwell once and the experience was like many of the tributes listed above.

  12. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    THats so sad. My deepest sympathies to his friends and family. Horribly saddened
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