Chicago Sports Anchor Found Dead at 38
Daryl Hawks is the second NBC sports anchor to die suddenly in the past decade.
Daryl Hawks (Courtesy of NBC / May 14, 2011)
Employees at an Atlanta hotel discovered Daryl Hawks in his room Thursday morning, and he was pronounced dead at a hospital. He was in Atlanta to cover a Chicago Bulls-Atlanta Hawks NBA playoff game.
"We are stunned right now," station manager Frank Whittaker said in a statement.
In 2002, the station's sports anchor Darrian Chapman, 37, died while preparing to play hockey at a Chicago rink. He had previously suffered a heart attack.
Hawks, a former U.S. Marine and semi-pro football player, was fit and loved to work out, according to published reports.
He was married and had two children.