It's not like it was unexpected, but it's still no easier to take.
WTAM/1100 sportscaster and morning co-host Casey Coleman died this morning after a long bout with pancreatic cancer, at the age of 55.
While still dealing with the disease, Casey worked whenever his body allowed him to do so, up until nearly the very end.
Casey's morning co-host, Bill Wills, tells the Cleveland Plain Dealer that he was "an integral part" of the station's "Wills and Coleman in the Morning". He called Coleman "a pro's pro, and a very good friend", and said he gave the morning broadcast "credibility".
In addition to his duties as morning co-host and sports anchor, Casey was the long-time sideline reporter for the Cleveland Browns Radio Network.
WTAM hosts and anchors have been spending the morning looking back at the life of their co-worker and friend. In addition to Wills' tribute this morning, WTAM mid-morning host Bob Frantz is also devoting his show to the late WTAM sportscaster.
RIP, Casey...you were indeed "The Luckiest Guy in the World". And we hope your journey "rounding third and heading for home" was a peaceful one...