Porcupine Plain broadcaster Dutchyshen passes away at age of 57

Saskatchewan’s Darren Dutchyshen has passed away.

TSN announced that the long-time TSN personality and SportsCenter host passed away at the age of 57.

“He passed as he was surrounded by his closest loved ones,” the Dutchyshen family said. “His sharp wit remained until his final moments, classically delivering plenty of jokes – most of them pretty good and all of them inappropriate.”

Born in Regina and raised in Porcupine Plain, Dutchyshen’s first job as a sportscaster was with STV in Saskatoon. He then worked for IMTV in Dauphin, Man. Before joining TSN, he hosted ITV’s Sports Night in Edmonton for seven years.

“Darren Dutchyshen was a legend of Canadian sports broadcasting, a great teammate, and an essential part of TSN for the last three decades,” said Stewart Johnston, Senior Vice President, Sales & Sports, Bell Media.

“A larger-than-life personality, Darren’s incredible sense of humour and magnetic energy made him a natural broadcaster who connected easily with viewers. His enthusiasm reminded us every day of why we love sports,” Johnston said. “Most significantly, Darren was a friend to all of us at TSN, and we will miss him dearly. Our thoughts and heartfelt condolences are with his loved ones.”

TSN announced that they will honour Dutchyshen over the coming days. Some of his closest friends and co-workers will share their stories about what made him truly one of a kind.

(Writted by Tanner Wallace-Scribner)

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