Fred Hickman, who helped in the creation of CNN Sports and YES Network passed away at the age of 66.

By Sakshi

 Nov 11,2022

Fred Hickman, a pioneering anchor, and sportscaster who played a key role in the launch of two cable companies, and influenced and educated a new generation of athletes' journalists as well as fanatics was dead.

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Hickman who was 66 on the 16th of October, passed away peacefully in a hospital following a battle with liver cancer, according to his wife Sheila.

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"A light has gone out," Sheila Hickman told CNN.

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Hickman was among the very first anch"Fred along with my deceased husband, were identified as Nick & Hick. 

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I have so many fond memories throughout the last thirty years with him not just as Nick's lover but also as a close brother and friend," she said. 

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"The two of them were not only incredible on the air but so hysterical off camera together."

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As of 2001, Hickman was shifted to YES Network, the regional sports network that broadcasts Yankees as well as Brooklyn Nets games, among other programs. 

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The anchor was among the very first to be featured on the first broadcast of the network which was broadcast on the 19th of March, 2002 as well as the anchor of the first three seasons of the network.

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"Fred was a joy to work with and a joyful person," said the YES presenter Michael Kay in a statement that was included in the tribute to him on Wednesday. 

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