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Canadian Sports Broadcaster Darren Dutchyshen Dies At 57



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Darren Dutchyshen, a sports broadcaster best known in Canada as a prominent personality on The Sports Network, passed away this week at the age of 57. No cause of death was released.

The Dutchyshen family released a statement following Darren’s passing, in which they mentioned that Darren passed away while surrounded by his closest loved ones.

“His sharp wit remained until his final moments, classically delivering plenty of jokes — most of them pretty good and all of them inappropriate,” 

New York TImes

Darren began his career with TSN in 1995 as a host for weekend editions of “Sportsdesk” and “CFL Live”. Shortly, Dutchyshen became a mainstay on the network’s “SportsCentre” program. Darren also hosted Olympic Prime Time Broadcasts on TSN during the 2010 Winter Games, which were held in Vancouver.

Stewart Johnson, Bell Media’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Sports, released a statement following Darren’s passing.

“Darren Dutchyshen was a legend of Canadian sports broadcasting, a great teammate and an essential part of TSN for the last three decades,” 

“A larger-than-life personality, Darren’s incredible sense of humour and magnetic energy made him a natural broadcaster who connected easily with viewers.

“His enthusiasm reminded us every day of why we love sports. Most significantly, Darren was a friend to all of us at TSN, and we will miss him dearly. Our thoughts and heartfelt condolences are with his loved ones.”

The Athletic

Throughout his career appearing on televisions across Canada, Dutchyshen became a beloved sports broadcasting figure. His incorporation of humor, knowledge, and enthusiasm endeared him to the hearts of all Canadian sports fans.

Darren was born on December 19, 1966, in Saskatchewan, Canada, and graduated from the Western Academy Broadcasting College in Saskatoon.

Rest in peace to a legend who will be remembered in Canadian sports history as a kind caring individual with a lasting love for sport.

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