Mr. Richard Durrett, a sports writer for ESPN since 2009 and a former reporter for The Dallas Morning News, died Tuesday. He was 38.|
"We are deeply saddened by the loss of Richard Durrett, who covered the Texas Rangers and other sports for ESPN Dallas for the past five years," Patrick Stiegman, ESPN vice president and editorial director, digital and print, said in a statement on ESPN.com. "Richard, 38, was a dedicated colleague and friend who was extremely respected and well-liked. He was known for creativity and an exceptional work ethic throughout his ESPN tenure, and nearly a decade at The Dallas Morning News before that.
"He will be deeply missed by his friends, colleagues and many sports fans he enlightened every day. Our thoughts are with his loved ones, including his wife, Kelly, and two children, Owen and Alice."
The Rangers said in a statement Tuesday night that the team was "shocked and saddened" by Mr. Durrett's death.
Mr. Durrett joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. Prior to joining ESPN, Mr. Durrett spent nine years at The Dallas Morning News. He also was the sports editor at the Denton Record-Chronicle.
In addition, he and Ian Fitzsimmons hosted a radio show on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM for several years.
Services are pending.
Published in Star-Telegram on June 18, 2014