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RIP Paul Sherwen
 

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dfcas
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 2524
Location: hillbilly heaven

12/2/18 3:50 PM

RIP Paul Sherwen

Sad news

https://cyclingmagazine.ca/sections/news/iconic-voice-of-cycling-paul-sherwen-dies-at-62-years-old/

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
Posts: 16861
Location: Portland, OR

12/2/18 4:49 PM

I am saddened for certain. RIP Paul, thanks for helping me enjoy and love something even more for decades!!

To us, it sucked when he [and Phil] was not commentating any event we were watching. Now it is going to suck into perpetuity.


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dan emery
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
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Location: Maine

12/2/18 4:55 PM

Sad indeed

Always seemed a good guy. 62 is too young. Tailwinds

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Sparky
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Location: Portland, OR

12/2/18 6:00 PM

Sorta side note: I honestly can not imagine anyone else steering Phil And these past seasons I have to come to believe he requires steering more and more.



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dfcas
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
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Location: hillbilly heaven

12/2/18 6:20 PM

It would not surprise me if Phil retired from announcing after this. He would always feel the vacuum.

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daddy-o
Joined: 12 Apr 2004
Posts: 3235
Location: Springfield

12/3/18 7:16 AM

Dang, a real pro at every turn.

His Wikipedia page
Anecdote of his grit providing a dividend, 1985 TdF
His Twitter feed, very active up to Friday (no account required to view)

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Brian Nystrom
Joined: 26 Jan 2004
Posts: 4189
Location: Nashua, NH

12/3/18 10:38 AM

I just saw this in an announcement from NBC Sports and I'm utterly bummed. He was a great commentator and seemed like a genuinely nice guy. The Tour simply won't be the same without him and he'll be sorely missed. I agree that Phil will probably be lost without him and I imagine he's really hurting over the loss of his friend and companion for all these years.

Has anyone heard what the cause was? Not to be morbid, but I'm about the same age...

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
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Location: Portland, OR

12/3/18 10:45 AM

"Has anyone heard what the cause was? Not to be morbid, but I'm about the same age..."


My age as well. I caught bit/pieces googling of deep depressions, and a major weight loss at one point. I had not been aware of his having needing a major weight loss prior to reading this.

Some suggestions related to depression, but the internet probably will include all manor of crap. In that case my hope is not true on that implication. But gone is gone when it come down to it. Better place let's hope..

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dfcas
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Location: hillbilly heaven

12/3/18 11:05 AM

I saw a tweet from Phil saying he was told by the family it was heart failure.

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Sparky
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12/3/18 12:10 PM

That sure sound less crappy than some of the suggestions I was reading.

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henoch
Joined: 12 Jan 2004
Posts: 1600

12/3/18 3:29 PM

Pretty shocking and a big loss

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sanrensho
Joined: 20 Feb 2004
Posts: 813
Location: North Vancouver

12/3/18 5:23 PM

62 years is too young. I will forever associate his voice with the Tour.

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LeeW
Joined: 13 Jan 2004
Posts: 351
Location: near Baltimore, MD

12/4/18 8:25 AM

Wow.

That is shocking & sad.
I so enjoyed listening to his commentaries so recently at Vuelta and Worlds.

He was about my age also.

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walter
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
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Location: metro-motown-area

12/4/18 9:15 AM

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daddy-o
Joined: 12 Apr 2004
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Location: Springfield

12/4/18 10:11 AM

Paul with Laurent? Looks like he ate the canary! Paul that is, not the one licking his lips.

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walter
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12/5/18 3:16 PM

apparently sherwen and the koppenberg did not get along!

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Sparky
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Location: Portland, OR

12/5/18 3:19 PM

Did [does] anybody really? ;0

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