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Nick Charles, CNN Sportscaster, Dies at 64

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Jun. 27 2011, Published 4:16 a.m. ET

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Well-liked CNN sports anchor and boxing announcer, Nick Charles, lost his battle with bladder cancer. He passed away on Saturday at 64  in Santa Fe, N.M.

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According to E! News, Nick's career skyrocketed when he co-anchored Sports Tonight, he was one of the first employees of CNN when it opened for business on June 1, 1980.

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In addition to his anchoring gig, Nick called fights for Showtime. Showing his admiration and respect for his "friend and brother," Mike Tyson tweeted that he is "mourning the loss of a true warrior."

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