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We lost a good friend in Nick Charles on Saturday. Due to the many requests received, please find a selection of obituary tributes and living tributes from the past year to him.

A memorial service will be scheduled in his beloved Santa Fe later this summer. Details will be announced soon. In lieu of flowers, the Charles family has requested that donations be made in Nick’s memory to World Vision and TEACH NOW, a project dedicated to preventing child labor in the Philippines and improving those children’s lives.

Let’s all remember Nick’s lessons to us during his brave battle, to embrace life and to love what you are doing.


Joe Posanski, Sports Illustrated: “My Friend Nick Charles”

Ron Borges, “Rest in Peace, Nick Charles”

Wayne Drash, CNN: “Renowned CNN Sports Broadcaster Nick Charles Dies at 64”

Bob Raissman, New York Daily News: “Nick Charles, Former CNN Sportscaster & Top Boxing Voice, Dies at 64 From Incurable Bladder Cancer”

Kevin Iole, Yahoo! Sports: “Boxing Loses Inspirational Charles”;_ylt=Ama_rsxqpCfIaClvFppD3J2UxLYF?slug=ki-iole_nick_charles_death_062511


Joe Posanski, Sports Illustrated: “Lessons of the Fight Game”

Joe Posanski, Sports Illustrated: “Behind The Back Page”

Joe Posanski, Sports Illustrated: “Honesty”

Kevin Iole, Yahoo! Sports: “Charles Won't Go Down Without a Fight”

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN Blog: “Lessons from The Fight”

“Sanjay Gupta MD,” CNN: “Nick Charles: Lessons From the Fight”

Kevin Cowherd, The Baltimore Sun: “Former CNN, WJZ Anchor Charles Making Most of His Final Months”

Tim Smith, New York Daily News: “Longtime Boxing Announcer Nick Charles, 64, Calls Final Bout While Battling Stage 4 Bladder Cancer”

Steve Hummer, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: “Veteran Sportscaster in Fight of His Life”

Franz Lidz, Sports Illustrated (1994): “Hickman And Charles”

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