Sports World Mourns Death of Longtime ESPN Media Personality Howie Schwab

Jan. 4, 2011; New Orleans, LA, USA; ESPN logo prior to the 2011 Sugar Bowl between the Arkansas
Jan. 4, 2011; New Orleans, LA, USA; ESPN logo prior to the 2011 Sugar Bowl between the Arkansas / Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Longtime ESPN media personality Howie Schwab, star of the network's trivia show Stump the Schwab, died on Saturday morning at the age of 63.

Schwab, who was a member of the company from 1987 through 2013, worked in various roles behind the scenes as a producer, and later as the host of the hit trivia show, which ran from 2004 to '06.

Schwab was seen as an invaluable member of the ESPN team, with many media colleagues from past and present sending their condolences upon hearing the news on Saturday.

ESPN's Dick Vitale was among the first to send his thoughts to Schwab and his family on Saturday.

Other media members from near and far sent in their thoughts as well on social media.


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