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Vaughn McClure, ESPN Falcons Reporter, Dies at 48

Vaughn McClure, who covered the Atlanta Falcons for ESPN, has passed away at the age of 48. Adam Schefter shared the sad news Thursday on Twitter:

McClure joined ESPN in 2013. Before that he covered the Chicago Bears for the Chicago Tribune from 2008-2013. Before the Chicago Tribune, McClure did work for the DeKalb Daily Chronicle, South Bend Tribune, Fresno Bee and Chicago-Sun Times.

The Atlanta Falcons issued the following statement:

After Schefter tweeted the news, tributes from friends and colleagues immediately came pouring in:

We offer our heartfelt condolences to McClure’s colleagues, friends and family.

Written by Ryan Glasspiegel

Ryan Glasspiegel grew up in Connecticut, graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lives in Chicago. Before OutKick, he wrote for Sports Illustrated and The Big Lead. He enjoys expensive bourbon and cheap beer.

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