Remembering Reggie Hall: Sports world reacts to the passing of longtime WXYZ Sports Producer

Posted at 11:48 AM, Dec 09, 2015
and last updated 2017-12-12 04:58:23-05

Reggie Hall was a friend to many during his 58 years living in Detroit.

As news of his passing has hit us like a ton of bricks this morning, the sports world is reacting to the loss of a true legend.

We plan a big tribute on Action News at 6 p.m., but in the meantime, Reggie's friends and colleagues have reacted.

His beloved Detroit Titans have posted a tribute online.

We've received emails from ESPN, ABC, and countless people in the business who called Reggie a colleague and a friend.

Tom Leyden worked with Reggie for over 10 years at WXYZ. He shared a tribute on Facebook.

The Detroit Pistons publicly sent out a tweet after the news broke.

All of UDM's Horizon League rivals have grown to love Reggie over the years.

The conference gained Oakland University as a school two years ago, and the move only helped Golden Grizzlies head coach Greg Kampe's friendship with Reggie grow.

Reggie's impact in the city of Detroit was far greater than he knew. His friends knew him as "Titan Reggie," and his passion for WXYZ and his Titans was unmatched.

Reggie ran the WXYZ sports internship program for over two decades. His loss is being felt across the industry.

More schools have weighed in online, too.