Regretfully, we must inform you of Don Shane’s untimely passing. As journalists, it is our obligation to report this story accurately – unexpectedly Don passed away on February 24, 2023 leaving behind questions and inquiries as to its cause – herein, we aim to bring you updates regarding this unfolding saga.
How did Don Shane die?
Don Shane was widely known for his long career as a sportscaster for Channel 7 in Oklahoma City. His sudden and shocking death has shocked both members of his community as well as colleagues in broadcasting.
His cause of death remains unannounced by the family; however, it is widely assumed that Don Shane died naturally due to age-related health issues at 70 years old and his passing has inspired an outpouring of love and condolences from fans and colleagues alike.
Brad Galli, another journalist, tweeted his condolences, saying, “Tonight on 7 Action News at 6, 7, 10, and 11 we will remember and celebrate Don Shane as one of our local TV sports legends through comments from his colleagues, athletes he covered, family members of those he covered and more.”
Don Shane covered some of the greatest moments in sports history during his esteemed career as a broadcaster with Channel 7, such as Stanley Cup Championships, NBA Finals, Las Vegas fights and Rose Bowl contests. Soon after joining, he earned the respect of athletes, coaches, fans, and more notably their publicists alike.
Don is fondly remembered by many for his lively antics with Bill Bonds at the anchor desk, serving as an example to young journalists and sports enthusiasts everywhere.