By Oliver Gettell
December 15, 2016 at 10:05 PM EST
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Celebrities, athletes, colleagues, and sports fans the world over are mourning Craig Sager, the legendary NBA broadcaster who died Thursday at age 65.

Known for his charming sideline interviews, colorful attire, and grace and courage during a two-and-a-half-year battle with cancer, Sager was a consummate professional for more than three decades, embodying the notion of “Sager Strong” until the very end.

“There will never be another Craig Sager,” Turner president David Levy said in a statement. “His incredible talent, tireless work ethic, and commitment to his craft took him all over the world covering sports.”

“The sports world lost a legend today,” Clippers star Blake Griffin said on Twitter. “Rest in peace Mr. Craig Sager.”

“Gone but never forgotten,” rapper Lil Wayne shared.

Read more reactions below.

RIP Mr Craig Sager. Gone but never forgotten

— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) December 15, 2016

Had the pleasure of meeting @TNT_CraigSager at @espn #espys He was such an incredible fighter and inspiration #RIPCraigSager

— John Cena (@JohnCena) December 15, 2016

— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) December 15, 2016

Will miss you Craig Sager won’t be the same with out you

— GENESIS RODRIGUEZ (@genirodriguez) December 15, 2016

#RIP #CraigSager my thoughts and prayers go out to your family

— Twista (@TWISTAgmg) December 15, 2016

Long Live Craig. We love you! Rest in Paradise

— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) December 15, 2016

So sorry to hear the news on Craig Sager. Just a wonderful guy gone from us entirely too soon. We’ll all miss you buddy. #R.I.P.

— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) December 15, 2016

RIP Craig Sager. Good reporter. Even better man.

— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) December 15, 2016

RIP Craig Sager!! #gamechanger

— Jeremy Lin (@JLin7) December 15, 2016

Craig Sager brought so much enthusiasm to the NBA game. But his fight to the end is what really impressed me. RIP to an inspiring man.

— Scottie Pippen (@ScottiePippen) December 15, 2016

the sports world lost a legend today. rest in peace Mr. Craig Sager

— Blake Griffin (@blakegriffin32) December 15, 2016

Colorful dresser, spot on with his sideline reporting, but more importantly, #Craig Sager cared about people . #Great smile #irreplaceable

— James Worthy (@JamesWorthy42) December 15, 2016

Rest In Peace Craig Sager… Thank you for all your kind words and for showing the true meaning of the word strength.

— Tristan Thompson (@RealTristan13) December 15, 2016

Rest In Peace #CraigSager prayers go out to his family

— Isaiah Thomas (@Isaiah_Thomas) December 15, 2016

The sports community lost a great one today. Rest In Peace Craig Sager. #RIPSager

— Kevin Love (@kevinlove) December 15, 2016

RIP Sager… Was always great to see him arriving at work! Left his mark on the game! Rest up

— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) December 15, 2016


— THE KID MERO (@THEKIDMERO) December 15, 2016

“Time is simply how you live your life” We packed a lifetime and then some into these 28 years together. Pay it forward time! #SagerStrong

— Craig Sager II (@CraigSagerJr) December 15, 2016