Cecil Hurt Death: Longtime Alabama sportswriter dies aged 62, Cause of Death

Cecil Hurt Death – Cause of Death: Longtime sports editor at The Tuscaloosa News, Cecil Hurt passed away of complications from pneumonia on Tuesday. He was 62 years old.

Cecil Hurt died peacefully surrounded by his family and close friend at UAB Medical Center in Birmingham.

“This is such sad news. I have always admired his brilliant perspective and incredible wit,” Tuscaloosa Mayor, Walt Maddox shared. “@tuscaloosacity  has lost a legend and his family has our prayers. Thank you @CecilHurt for a job well-done and we will see you on the other side.”

Cecil had worked for The Tuscaloosa News since 1982, becoming the newspaper’s sports editor and columnist in 1989.

“In pro football, teams put a ‘franchise’ tag on their most valuable players, and at The Tuscaloosa News, Cecil was the franchise,” Ken Roberts shared “Our readers considered his column an essential part of being an Alabama football fan.”

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