Longtime Tuscaloosa Information athletics editor Cecil Hurt dies

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) – Longtime Tuscaloosa Information sporting activities columnist and editor Cecil Hurt died Tuesday from issues from pneumonia, The Tuscaloosa News verified.

Harm was 62 decades aged.

He was admitted to the hospital previously this thirty day period and died Tuesday afternoon, according to his Twitter account.

“He was getting dealt with for pneumonia sophisticated by fundamental challenges. Cecil passed peacefully even though surrounded by loved ones and a close good friend,” a statement on Hurt’s Twitter account browse.

Response to his death poured in Tuesday night.

The College of Alabama soccer group paid tribute to Harm on Twitter, calling him an “Alabama Institution.”

College of Alabama Athletics Director Greg Byrne explained “as very good a sportswriter as Cecil was, he was an even improved particular person.”

Alabama men’s basketball head coach Nate Oats mentioned Hurt was an “integral section of Alabama Athletics for a lot more than 30 decades and adored by 1000’s.”

Alabama head football coach Nick Saban issued the subsequent statement:

“Cecil Hurt was a excellent close friend and a single of the ideal sporting activities writers I have at any time experienced the privilege of doing work with, not just at Alabama, but at all of our coaching stops. He was a gentleman of integrity and a good-minded journalist blessed with wit, wisdom and an means to paint a photograph with his terms that few have possessed. Cecil was loved during this group and condition as an old-college journalist who included the Alabama defeat with course and professionalism. He was a job model for younger writers and the most dependable source of information for Alabama supporters almost everywhere. He leaves a fantastic legacy as 1 of sports activities journalism’s ideal. Our views and prayers are with his loved ones and close friends as nicely as Alabama lovers almost everywhere who liked Cecil as much as we did.”

SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said Damage was a “leading voice in telling the tale of the SEC for four a long time.”

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey reported Harm “will be skipped dearly by the folks of Alabama.”

Harm joined The Tuscaloosa Information in 1982 as a sports writer. 7 many years later he grew to become the sports activities editor and columnist.

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