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Chicago Sportscaster Found Dead In Hotel Room

5/12/2011 1:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

38-year-old Chicagoland sportscaster Daryl Hawks was found dead in his Atlanta hotel room this morning ... hours before he was supposed to cover tonight's Chicago Bulls playoff game.

Daryl Hawks Dead

According to reports, hotel employees discovered Hawks' body around 9:30 AM after he missed a wake up call. The sports anchor was in Atlanta covering the Bulls-Hawks playoff series for NBC-owned WMAQ-Channel 5.

The cause of death is still unknown -- but the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office has launched an investigation. 

Hawks is survived by his wife and two children.

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31.

D    

LOL, Brenda! I agree. That is hilarious!

1072 days ago
32.

D    

Oops, forgot to add my original comment, no disrespect. My thoughts are with his friends and family. It sounds like he was a good guy.

1072 days ago
33.

STARR C    

So sad RIP!

1072 days ago
34.

Abe    

I have just 2 questions:

How many whores was he with last night?
And how much coke did he consume?

x

1072 days ago
35.

youwantme    

Auto erotic asphyxiation?

1071 days ago
36.

Abderia    

Thoughts & prayers to his family & friends..no matter how his death happened, it's always a painful event for those that loved him. Hope they get closure soon.

1071 days ago
37.

Hugh Jass    


must have been the Propofol

1071 days ago
38.

idm10    

I don't live in Chicago and I am not a sports fan, but even I have heard of him....RIP

1071 days ago
39.

Jeff    

I live in Chicago and always enjoyed watching Daryl's segment on NBC5 news. It was clearly apparent to everyone who watched his reporting that he had an absolute passion for his career and was sincerely a wonderful human being. There are some news personalities out there who come across as "phonies" and Daryl (age 38) was certainly not one of them. By bizarre coincidence NBC5 Chicago news lost another young sports reporter to a sudden passing in 2004, Darien Chapman was only 37. Adding to the bizzareness, Darien was also African American. Rest in peace Daryl, you will be missed by so many.

1071 days ago
40.

obama'saracist    

hope he didnt go the same way carradine did

1071 days ago
41.

David    

I pray your with the Heavenly Father tonight...

1071 days ago
42.

JLS    

My guess would be another sportscaster wanting to move up in the ranks. Its a cut throat business and Chicago is a big market.

1071 days ago
43.

cartoonist1983    

I'm sorry he's dead but this guy was a douche. In one of his news reports he was making judgemental and condescending comments about a hockey player who was caught partying with some strippers. What athletes do with their personal time is their own business.

1071 days ago
44.

scott    

Thats terrible...praying for his family in a tough time.

1071 days ago
45.

del    

COCAINE will be the issue. Mark my words.

1071 days ago
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