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Veteran Turner Sports Broadcaster Jim Huber Dies

Jim Huber TNT Broadcaster - P 2011

The Emmy-award winner joined the company in 2000, serving as an announcer of professional golf and NBA games.

Turner Sports announced Tuesday that longtime broadcaster Jim Huber died at the age of 67. No cause of death was given, but he was recently diagnosed with acute leukemia, USA Today reports.

The announcer, who joined Turner full-time in 2000, but had been working with the company for 27 years, died Jan. 2.

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Huber served as an announcer for both professional golf matches and NBA games and was an Emmy-award winning essayist. His final book, Four Days in July, which follows Tom Watson's bid for the British Open championship in 2009, was published last year.

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Prior to joining Turner Sports, Huber was an anchor and reporter for CNN/Sports Illustrated, hosting CNN's Pro Golf Weekly and Sporting Life with Jim Huber programs.

"The Turner Broadcasting family suffered a great loss and we are saddened by the passing of our colleague and friend," Turner president of sales, distribution and sports, David Levy said in a statement.