Legendary NBA sideline reporter Craig Sager has passed away at the age of 65 after a years long battle with leukemia.

The Turner Sports broadcaster covered a wide range of sports during his illustrious career including college football games, the NFL, MLB, the World Cup and the Olympics but we'll all remember him as a colorful fixture on NBA sidelines and a true icon in his profession. He was inducted into the Sports Broadcasting Hall Of Fame just two days ago.

Turner President David Levy released the following statement:

"Craig Sager was a beloved member of the Turner family for more than three decades and he has been a true inspiration to all of us. There will never be another Craig Sager," Turner president David Levy said in a statement Thursday. "His incredible talent, tireless work ethic and commitment to his craft took him all over the world covering sports.

"While he will be remembered fondly for his colorful attire and TNT sideline interviews he conducted with NBA coaches and players, it's the determination, grave and will to live he displayed during his battle with cancer that will be his lasting impact. Our thought and prayers are with Craig's wife, Stacy, and the entire Sager family during this difficult time. We will forever be Sager Strong."

He is survived by his wife, Stacy and five children, Riley, Ryan, Kacy, Craig Jr. and Krista.

Listen to his inspirational speech about fight cancer from this year's ESPY Awards below.