We have some very sad news to pass along on this Saturday, long-time Fox 2 News anchor and reporter Ron Savage has died at the age of 63, following a sudden cardiac issue Saturday morning.

Savage was taking part in a training exercise with the Milford Fire Department in downtown Detroit on Saturday morning when he suffered some sort of cardiac issue. He was preparing for the annual ‘Fight for Air Climb’ at the Renaissance Center, in an effort to raise money for the American Lung Association. Ron was a regular at the event.

Here is an excerpt from Fox 2 News regarding Ron, who was as active as anyone in the greater Detroit area, volunteering for countless associations and charities:

An EMMY Award-winning journalist, Ron co-anchored Fox 2 News Weekends with Amy Lange. He produced Michigan’s Most Wanted segments, highlighting crimes that needed to be solved. Police say more than 1,000 dangerous fugitives have been arrested from tips from FOX 2 viewers.

Aside from his hard work at the station, Ron served his community as a volunteer firefighter and EMT with the Milford Fire Department.

He was a decorated firefighter who earned two citations for outstanding performance above and beyond the call of duty – one during a commercial factory fire and another for rescuing a critically injured driver from an overturned 18-wheeler.

Ron also volunteered with Crime Stoppers, The Humane Society, The Autism Society of Michigan, MADD and The American Lung Association.

A big camping enthusiast in both the upper and lower peninsula, his favorite hobby was cooking – specializing in BBQ smoked ribs, “low and slow” as he liked to say.

His favorite quote came from his late father, a WWII veteran: “You don’t have to be perfect, just do your best.”

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends of Ron Savage as well as those who worked with him over the years.