Cleveland sports journalist Matt Loede dies of cancer at 46

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(In the video player above: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s message to Matt Loede earlier this year.)

CLEVELAND (AP) — Matt Loede, a broadcaster, writer and fixture on Cleveland’s sports scene, died Wednesday after battling cancer for more than two years. He was 46.

Loede’s wife, Shanna, said on a social media posting that he was surrounded “by love as he passed. He was funny, sweet, generous, loyal, faith filled and he had a talent for bringing people together. He made my life beautiful.”

Matt Loede and his wife, Shanna
Matt Loede and his wife, Shanna (Photo courtesy: Matt Loede)

Loede worked as a freelancer with AP Radio for decades, receiving the 2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award.

Despite his diagnosis, Loede barely stopped working and continued to keep a positive attitude while undergoing chemotherapy treatments.

Upon hearing the news, many of Cleveland’s sports journalists expressed their sympathies to the family and friends of their longtime colleague.

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