Long-time TSN anchor Darren Dutchyshen passes away at age 57

 Long-time TSN anchor Darren Dutchyshen passed away on Wednesday at the age of 57, Bell Media announced. “Darren Dutchyshen was a legend of Canadian sports broadcasting, a great teammate, and an essential part of TSN for the last three decades,” said Stewart Johnston, Senior Vice President of Sales & Sports at Bell Media. “A larger-than-life personality, [[{“value”:”

Long-time TSN anchor Darren Dutchyshen passed away on Wednesday at the age of 57, Bell Media announced.

“Darren Dutchyshen was a legend of Canadian sports broadcasting, a great teammate, and an essential part of TSN for the last three decades,” said Stewart Johnston, Senior Vice President of Sales & Sports at Bell Media.

“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.”

TSN mourns the passing of our friend and teammate, Darren Dutchyshen.

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— TSN (@TSN_Sports) May 16, 2024

In a statement, Dutchyshen’s family said he passed as he was 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.”

The Canadian sports anchor was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2021, which forced him to take a step back from his job. He returned to the broadcast in September 2022.

Born in Regina and raised in Porcupine Plain, Sask., Dutchyshen joined TSN in 1995 as a weekend host of TSN’s SportsDesk and TSN’s coverage of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He recently hosted the late-night editions of SportsCenter alongside co-anchor Rod Smith and later with Jennifer Hedger.

In a news release, a TSN spokesperson said the network would be honouring Dutchyshen and his legacy over the coming days.

Dutchyshen is survived by his wife, Candice, and his three children.

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