ESPN Producer Ted Brown Dead at 36 After Fatal Heart Attack

Brown died while covering the Australia Open

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ESPN graphics producer Ted Brown died on Sunday in Melbourne, Australia, the network confirmed on Monday.

In a video posted on ESPN’s website, host Chris Fowler confirmed the news, divulging few details about the 36-year-old’s tragic death.

Describing Brown as “in good health,” Fowler remembered his contributions to ESPN as a member of the graphics department, primarily in tennis coverage, as well as ABC’s college football primetime and college basketball.

“We are grieving today, we are sad and in shock,” he said after promising viewers that they would still cover the tennis matches scheduled. “A member of our crew, of our tennis family, passed away last night at the hotel here in Melbourne. Ted Brown suffered a heart attack and could not be revived. You’ve seen and appreciated Ted’s work even if you didn’t realize it.”

Fowler extended the team’s condolences to Brown’s wife Erin, who remained in Connecticut with the couple’s two-year-old son Henry while her husband traveled for work.

“Ted was immensely well-liked. He was a complete professional,” the correspondent added. “When confronted with something like this, Ted would have tried to get on with his job the best way that he could, and that’s what we will do. Ted Brown is in our hearts and our minds today.”

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