ESPN Director, 42, Dies Suddenly at NCAA Baseball Tournament

An ESPN director has died suddenly after suffering a “medical emergency” at the NCAA Baseball Super Regional tournament.

42-year-old Kyle Brown died on Saturday while working at the tournament in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, ESPN announced Sunday.

Brown was a 16-year employee at the sports network.

ESPN’s statement described the father of four as “deeply admired.”

Brown was hailed as a “highly accomplished” member of their production team who had captured two Sports Emmy Awards during his career.

He worked in a number of sports, including baseball, basketball, Monday Night Football, and college football, the statement said.

Prior to working for ESPN, Brown played baseball as a pitcher at Ohio State.

Brown is survived by his wife Megan; their four children, 14-year-old Makayla, 11-year-old Carson, 9-year-old Camden, and 6-year-old Madyn, and a beloved dog Rookie.

“He will be truly missed,” the statement also said, adding the network’s appreciation and understanding during a difficult time for their team.

Sunday’s NCAA baseball coverage featured a tribute to Kyle Brown from ESPN reporter Kris Budden.

“Kyle cherished the opportunities to have a career in sports,” Budden said.

“His ESPN family wishes to extend our deepest condolences and full support to Kyle’s loved ones…

“Kyle will be greatly missed.”

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The super regional game between No 16 Alabama and No 1 Wake Forest was delayed for two hours on Saturday.

The game was stopped due to a “non-game-related medical event,” USA Today reported.

It was revealed hours later that Brown had passed away.

No cause of death has been revealed publicly.

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