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Longtime Detroit sportscaster Jamie Samuelsen dies at age 48

Posted at 1:42 AM, Aug 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-02 01:42:19-04

DETROIT — Jamie Samuelsen, a longtime Detroit radio personality, died Saturday night after a lengthy battle with colon cancer.

He was 48.

The Detroit News columnist Bob Wojnowski announced Samuelsen’s death in a tweet on behalf of the family.

He’s survived by wife Christy McDonald and three children.

Samuelsen revealed on the air last Monday that he had been fighting colon cancer for the past 19 months.

He said his diagnosis after an infection recently forced him to take some days off.

He co-hosted the “Jamie and Stoney Show” with Mike Stone on 97.1 FM Ticket at 6 a.m. Monday through Friday.