R.I.P.: 38-Year-Old Chicago Sportscaster Mysteriously Found Dead In His Atlanta Hotel Room Hours Before Hawks vs. Bulls Game

- By Bossip Staff

SMH at all these young people dying.

Chicago sportscaster Daryl Hawks was in Atlanta yesterday to cover what would be the Hawks’ last playoff game. He missed his wake up call to go cover the morning shoot around. And that’s when hotel employees found him dead in his room.

An official from the Fulton County medical examiner’s office said that Hawks was pronounced dead at 11:48 a.m. at Emory University Medical Center. The official said no further information would be released until after an autopsy, scheduled for Friday.

Atlanta police called Hawks’ death a medical emergency and not a police call. His body was discovered after he did not appear for the Bulls’ morning shootaround. Paramedics were called and he was taken to a local hospital at about 10:30 a.m., according to Atlanta police Sgt. Curtis Davenport.

Because there were no apparent criminal implications in the death, police weren’t investigating the death, police said.

Daryl leaves behind a wife and three kids. Brothers: you have got to start taking your health more seriously!


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  • 7lady

    We all need to start taking better care. All this bad food, pesticides,crap in the air. The funny thing is a lot of time the body warns you. It goes away and you brush it off. No go now the dr may be able to help you before it’s worse.

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  • brutha barack

    god bless you my brutha! may the angels hover above you as you journey into a better place

  • Laquisha Ashon

    “Daryl leaves behind a wife and three kids. Brothers: you have got to start taking your health more seriously!”

    If you read all the reports, Hawks was a man of great health. Your thesis is not at all conclusive to this article.

    • Dallas Champ

      I agree and then he appear to be in good shape/slim build from the photo. Tomorrow is not promise to anyone.


    another good one gone.

  • It's Me

    sad. RIP brother!

  • Shannon


  • Hotmochagirl

    Sorry but it was his time to go. Good way to go tho’, better than some loser kills you for your earnings or worse you develop some incurable disease that eats you to nothing.

  • Hotmochagirl

    Sorry – but it was his time to go. Better like that than having an incurable disease that eats you down to nothing or worse being killed by some loser.

  • clarissa

    Waiting on autopsy …hotel room in the ATL

    • RegalBeing

      Co-signing 1000%

  • Maurice

    Dam! I use to be his barber and good friend. I’m gonna call his wife.

  • Truth

    So sad

  • Truth

    Who did it

  • Foody

    Sorry to hear….rip young man.

  • JayJay Growlings

    drugs or murder…

  • JayJay Growlings

    ….caused by an O.D or murder..

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