“Sad Day”: Super Bowl XLIII Winners Mourn Tragic Demise of 76 YO Legendary Broadcaster

Published 06/13/2023, 6:46 AM EDT

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Amidst heavy hearts, the Pittsburg Steelers pay homage to their most iconic media personality, Stan Savran. He was widely known as one of the most passionate and consistent sports enthusiasts in the industry. He fought through multiple illnesses and still managed to show up to work to do what he loved most. Stan wasn’t just a media icon, he was a symbol of Pissburg’s unwavering sports pride.

The life and legacy of Stan will forever be engraved in the memories of millions of people, who grew up listening to the legend. Hours after his tragic death, the Steelers president penned a note in remembrance of the media icon.

Stan Savran was a close friend of the Steelers’ president


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President Art Rooney II shared a heartfelt note on Twitter on the team’s page after their terrible loss, beginning with, “Today is a sad day in the city of Pittsburgh“. In the note, Rooney further mentioned how great of a person Stan was and how his involvement in the media has reshaped the whole landscape. He then added that Stan was also a valued contributor to the Hall of Honor committee.

Rooney also mentioned that Stan was a gentleman in every way and contributed to the well-being of the city for a long, long time. Moreover, he was also honored for putting in great work while working for the Steelers Radio Network. Rooney concluded his note by saying, “He was truly one of a kind and will be missed, but always remembered.” Stan’s profound legacy has left an indelible imprint on millions of sports fans.


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Gone but never forgotten

Stan has been suffering from numerous health complications in recent years. It was reported in 2022 that he was battling lung cancer. Then in a sad turn of events, it was revealed that the Sports Hall of Fame had to amputate his right leg. However, he never let go of his genuine affection for the sports industry, even during these multiple health complications.

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The Sports Hall of Fame was certainly one of the toughest in the media business. Despite the family history of cancer, Stan refused to let the illness dictate his life. He even showed up to work right after his brain surgery. Moreover, the legendary media icon always showcased his heartfelt fondness for sports in a diverse range of media outlets. His insightful commentary, fan interactions, and post-game wrap-ups will always be cherished by the fans. As the Pittsburgh Steelers faced yet another tragic loss, the NFL world came together to honor Stan’s legacy and celebrate the unforgettable impact he has made in the world of sports.

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Samnur Reza


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Samnur Reza or “Rocky”, is an NFL Author at EssentiallySports. He is an avid sports enthusiast with a particular love for NFL. Rocky looks up to Aaron Rodgers and Joe Burrow as two of the best quarterbacks in the game.
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