The veteran sportscaster, famous for his colourful wardrobe, passed away on Thursday (15Dec16), aged 65, weeks after he was hospitalised in late November (16).

The Illinois-born star spent the majority of his career as a Turner Sports sideline regular for the biggest basketball games. He also covered football, golf, baseball and horse racing, but had to put his career on hold to undergo treatment following his 2014 diagnosis. His son, Craig Sager, Jr., filled in for his dad at the 2014 NBA Playoffs.

"Craig Sager was a beloved member of the Turner family for more than three decades and he has been a true inspiration to all of us," Turner president David Levy expressed in a statement. "There will never be another Craig Sager...

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Craig's wife, Stacy, and the entire Sager family during this difficult time. We will forever be Sager Strong."