BELOVED athlete Les Shapiro passed away Saturday from lung cancer. He was 65 years old.
His death was confirmed by his family on social media.
“It couldn’t be much better. He is at home, and immediately [sic] family is all there,” wrote Shapiro’s family in a statement.
“We spent the last four days with him, joking, telling stories and reading him the messages you all sent. We cannot imagine someone feeling more loved at the end of life than Les.”
Shapiro is known for his intelligence and sports savvy. He spent hours talking to local athletes and coaches and making himself loved and respected.
“A huge loss in the Colorado sports world,” said CBS4 sports journalist Ryan Greene.
Shapiro has covered much of Colorado’s sporting history, including the Broncos’ two Super Bowl victories in 1999 and 2000, the Avalanche’s first Stanley Cup championship, the Colorado Rockies’ inaugural season.
He also syndicated each game for the CBS4 broadcast of the University of Colorado’s Boulder football.
Shapiro has also worked for Fox-31, ESPN Radio, Mile High Sports Radio and has hosted ceremonies at various charities.
On Tuesday, Shapiro’s family announced that he has decided to beginning of final care and believes that he “doesn’t have much time left”.
“By most measures, he had a very fulfilling life, and if you’re reading this, you’ve probably played a role. Thank you.”
Les is survived by his wife, Paula, and their two children.
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