Nick Charles, who courageously battled bladder cancer since 2009 passed away this morning at the age of 64 at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Charles, best known for co-anchoring ’Sports Tonight’ on CNN with Fred Hickman during it’s glory days in the 1980’s was also a noted member of the boxing community, having covered many of the games events as a reporter and he was the original blow-by-blow voice for the ShoBox series on Showtime. This past March, HBO put on their broadcast team to call the fight between Miguel Garcia and Matt Remillard, fulfilling his wish to call one last big fight.
Charles is survived by his wife, Cory, and their daughter, Giovanna and three children from two prior marriages.
Throughout this ordeal Charles was the very definition of grace, humility and an inspiration to a multitude of people who knew of his struggle. He will be missed greatly.
For more on the life and times of Chrales: http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/06/25/nick.charles.obit/