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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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46.

Hammer    

Yea this was a total shock and blindsided everyone who watches NBC 5 Chicago. This guy was in the best shape of his life. I bumped into him at a 16 inch softball hall of fame game in Forest park a couple years back. Really cool guy. He will be missed

1196 days ago
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linda    

It's said that Daryl passed away. I truly feel bad for all 3(three) of his children.

1196 days ago
48.

linda    

I feel bad for is two young children and his older adult son. It's always sad to loose a parent.

1196 days ago
49.

THIN LIZZY    

Hope drugs weren't involved.

1196 days ago
50.

Alan West    

It sucks when people die so young.The fact is you never know when your gonna go.

1195 days ago
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