The radio station shared sad news today about talkSPORTanalyst Russell Hargreaves, who passed away at the age of 45. The cause of his death is not known.
Russell Hargreaves, a well-known presenter and pundit, significantly impacted the sports media industry. He was associated with Arsenal Media, Times Radio, and talkSPORT. On December 6, 2023, talkSPORT announced the passing of Russell Hargreaves due to a brief, undisclosed illness. Neither his family nor the radio station has provided details about his illness.
There are speculations that Hargreaves might have been dealing with a rare form of cancer discovered earlier this year. The Radio station expressed its sorrow;
“We regret to inform you of Russell Hargreaves’ passing. Russ was a talented reporter, news reader, and pundit. He was more than that—he was a cherished coworker and friend. We are heartbroken. Farewell, Russ.”
About Russell Hargreaves
Russell Hargreaves, a beloved husband and father of three, will be remembered for his contributions to the profession. Known for his skilled reporting on various sports, he approached his work with enthusiasm, professionalism, and extensive knowledge.
Hargreaves was recognized for hosting talkSPORT’s rugby and golf coverage, earning the title of a “broadcasting genius.” Sean O’Brien praised him for his “encyclopedic knowledge of every sport” in his eulogy.
During his over ten years at talkSPORT, Hargreaves set high standards, covering events like the Open at St. Andrews and the British and Irish Lions’ 2017 New Zealand tour. He received numerous accolades for his exceptional talent and dedication to his field.
Social media is flooded with prayers and tributes in memory of Russell. Details about his funeral are not yet available. Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family, friends, and the entire community. May he rest in peace.