Report: ESPN reporter Vaughn McClure dies in his apartment

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According to a report from Adam Schefter, ESPN’s NFL Nation Reporter for the Atlanta Falcons, Vaughn McClure, who was just 48, died at his apartment in Atlanta.

A cause of death has not yet been reported.

From ESPN:

“We all loved Vaughn,” said John Pluym, senior deputy editor for digital NFL coverage at ESPN. “He had a heart of gold. He was so helpful to our reporters. In the last few hours, we’ve heard so many stories about how Vaughn had helped them with a story or how he put in a good word for them with a coach or player.”

Pluym added: “Talking to Vaughn on the phone was always a joy. I loved how you could just sense the excitement in his voice for being able to cover the Falcons for ESPN. We will all miss him greatly. And I’ll end this the way Vaughn ended every phone call with a colleague: ‘Appreciate you. Love you.’ We all loved him, too.”

Rest in Peace, Vaughn.