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CNN's Nick Charles Loses Battle

Santa Fe : NM : USA | Jun 25, 2011 at 7:26 AM PDT
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Former CNN sports anchor and taxi driver Nick Charles passed away today at age 64. He was battling bladder cancer since 2009. He was at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico with his wife when this happened.

Nick drove a taxi before coming to television. He also went to Columbia College Chicago, and studied communications and journalism. At age 24 Nick Charles started covering sports and never looked back. He began at CNN on the network's first day, June 1, 1980, and covered nearly every sporting event over the years.

Charles is survived by his wife, Cory, of 13 years and their daughter, Giovanna. He has three children from two previous marriages: Jason, 39; Melissa, 36; and Katie.

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