Sports reporter Craig Sager has died at age 65 following a long battle with cancer.

Turner Sports President David Levy announced Sager's passing Thursday afternoon in a statement:

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.  There will never be another Craig Sager.  His incredible talent, tireless work ethic and commitment to his craft took him all over the world covering sports.

While he will be remembered fondly for his colorful attire and the TNT sideline interviews he conducted with NBA coaches and players, it’s the determination, grace and will to live he displayed during his battle with cancer that will be his lasting impact.  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.

The longtime "NBA on TNT" sideline reporter was a beloved figure in the sports world, well known for the colorful suits he wore to games.

He was diagnosed with leukemia in April 2014. Sager announced in March that the disease was no longer in remission and that doctors gave him a prognosis of 3-6 months to live.

The "NBA on TNT" is set to air tonight with a doubleheader at 8pm ET.  

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