The AN ESPN journalist has died after battling colon cancer at the age of 44.
Jeff Dickerson is best known as the Chicago Bears reporter for the sports network.
The famous writer passed away at the same hospice facility where his wife Caitlin had died just two years earlier.
Caitlin had been undergoing treatment for melanoma and its complications for eight years before her death.
After being admitted to the hospice last week, Dickerson is said to have told his colleagues he was only there to “funny” his doctors.
In gratitude, ESPN’s VP of digital NFL coverage, Heather Burns, said: “JD is one of the most active people you’ll ever meet.
“We all got together in October for an event, and there he lifted our spirits and assured us he would beat cancer. That’s me. his people.
“We’re holding a vigil for Jeff’s family, and especially his son, Parker.”
“If you need something to encapsulate or describe who Jeff Dickerson is, that’s it,” said ESPN 1000 host Tom Waddle, a former Bears recipient.
“He was there for a colleague whom he deeply respected and loved like a brother.
“He was at Vaughn’s event honoring Vaughn for a great cause, even though he was struggling with something himself.”
Waddle added: “I’ve never heard him once, whatever Caitlin has been through, with what he’s been through, I’ve never heard him pity himself. Not once. I heard him say this has happened to me, the best of me, that I don’t deserve this.
“It’s amazing in the face of things like this, the power of some individuals. I’ve never heard a word of it, and it never felt like he thought he’d been duped. by anything.”
Jeff is survived by his son, Parker, and his parents, George and Sandy.
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