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BREAKING: Longtime Detroit Sports Radio Personality Jamie Samuelsen Dies After Long Fight With Colon Cancer

Just a few days after revealing his cancer diagnosis, one of the most well-known Detroit sports media personalities has died.

Announced by Bob Wojnowski of 97.1 the Ticket and the Detroit News, radio personality and sportswriter Jamie Samuelsen passed away earlier tonight at the age of 48.

Earlier this week, Samuelsen announced on ‘The Jamie and Stoney Show’ that he had been fighting colon cancer for 19 months. The Detroit Free Press reports that he kept his diagnosis quiet from the public until his announcement.

He was known as the one of main voice for Detroit sports radio for over 25 years, and was recently hosting with fellow sports radio host Michael Stone on 97.1 the Ticket.

Samuelsen (right) with Stone in a radio segment. Photo Courtesy: Detroit Free Press

Samuelsen is survived by his wife, WTVS-TV anchor, Christy McDonald and their three children. He will also be survived by the number of fellow sports radio voices that have worked throughout the years.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Samuelsen and 97.1 family at this time.

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