Saturday, 22 October 2016

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Drew Sharp cause of death is Hypertensive cardiovascular disease.

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Sad news as the popular Drew Sharp died on Friday morning.He was a Detroit Free Press columnist since 1999.He died at his home in Bloomfield Hills at the age of 56.
To the much asked question of how did Drew Sharp die,The Oakland Country Medical Examiner's office says an autopsy shows Sharp died of hypertensive cardiovascular disease and was pronounced dead at 7:07 a.m.According to Sharp’s friend and Free Press sports writer Mike Brudenell.

Sharp, a Detroit native who graduated from Detroit Catholic Central in 1978 and the University of Michigan in 1982, joined the Free Press in 1983. Initially, he had covered high school, college and pro beats. He formerly was the beat writer for Michigan State and the Detroit Pistons."Drew's life was the Free Press," his wife, Karen, said today. "He loved the
people there. 

He loved his job more than anything. He always considered himself very lucky to have such a good career."Sharp was famous for his acerbic wit and for being tough on the teams he covered, often referred to by many readers as one of his column personas "The Great Boodini." Sharp relished the role and played it deftly.Detroit Free Press columnist Mitch Albom said: "Drew was my colleague for more years that I can remember. This news was a complete shock, and heartbreaking knowing how much Drew was loved by his family and friends.""Drew Sharp loved writing about our beloved Detroit sports.

A bit of info from Drew Sharp bio tells us he was a Detroit native who graduated from Detroit Catholic Central in 1978 and the University of Michigan in 1982, joined the Free Press in 1983. Initially, he had covered high school, college and pro beats. He formerly was the beat writer for Michigan State and the Detroit Pistons.


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He was a powerful voice, with big opinions," said Robert Huschka, executive editor of the Detroit Free Press. "He was a longtime member of the Free Press family -- and he will be greatly missed."“I’ve known Drew for 20 years – his generosity and friendship will be missed and forever remembered,” said Kevin Bull, Detroit Free Press sports director. “He loved everything about this business. He loved what he did.” Karen Sharp found her husband unresponsive at 5:30 a.m. and called 911. Sharp was taken by ambulance to St. Joseph Mercy Oakland hospital in Pontiac.Funeral arrangements are pending.Sharp is survived by his wife and their beloved cocker spaniel, Seamus. Sharp also is survived by his brother Calvin and his sister-in-law, Regina, and their two children Calvin and Donna; and another brother, Brian.
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