Hugh McIlvanney, Veteran Sports Journalist, Dies At Age 84

Updated On 25 Jan, 2019 Published On

Hugh McIlvanney, one of the most respected British sports journalist, has died at the age of 84. The cause of death has not been disclosed.

The television reporter was the Observer’s chief sports correspondent for three decades until 1993.

He covered multiple significant sporting events of the 20th century, including England’s World Cup win in 1966 and the Rumble in the Jungle in 1974.

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He retired after 60 years in 2016 after his 23-year career with the Sunday Times. Hugh was described as "the literary equivalent of Stein and Shankley", "one of the true greats of sportswriting" and "a giant of journalism".

He had also been named British sportswriter of the year seven times.

Shortly after the sports reporter's death news emerged, multiple stars and sports agency took to social media sites to pay tribute to him.

Here're some of the tweets, check them out.

Memorial services for the late sports journalist will be announced in the coming days. Rest in Peace Hugh McIlvanney!

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