Death of Nick Charles

June 30, 1946 - June 25, 2011
Atlanta, Georgia | Age 64

CNN sportscaster dies at 64
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ATLANTA (AP) — Nick Charles, the former taxi driver who became CNN's first sports anchor and served in that role for nearly two decades, died Saturday after a two-year struggle with bladder cancer, the cable network reported. He was 64.

He died peacefully at his New Mexico home, his wife Cory, a CNN International producer, told the network.

Nicholas Charles Nickeas grew up in Chicago, working late-night jobs in high school to help his family,...

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