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Hockey world reacts to sudden death of Canucks reporter Jason Botchford

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Daily Hive Staff May 01, 2019 10:45 am 11,402

The news of the sudden death of longtime Vancouver sports reporter Jason Botchford has shaken the hockey world.

A husband and father of three children, Botchford’s family announced the sad news Wednesday morning. Botchford died of apparent heart failure at age 48.

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A journalist with a unique style, Botch was known best for his opinionated reporting on the Vancouver Canucks. His post-game feature, the Provies (later renamed the Athletties), became appointment reading for many fans.

Friends, colleagues, and fans were devastated by the news, sharing their grief, tributes, and fond memories on social media.

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