Jamie Samuelsen Death – Dead :  Jamie Samuelsen  Obituary : Cause of Death Unknown.

By John Chekwas | August 3, 2020

Jamie Samuelsen Death – Dead :  Jamie Samuelsen  Obituary : Cause of Death Unknown.

Jamie Samuelsen has died, according to a statement posted online on Aug. 2, 2020.

We learned of the deceased through the following tribute posted on social media.,

A Message from DSMA President Jennifer Hammond:
There is a hole in my heart today, and it will be there for a very long time. For those of us who knew Jamie Samuelsen through his work, from the press box, or as a friend, the void is indelible, he was an admired sports broadcasting professional and DSMA member, who was quite often the smartest guy in the room without ever acting like it.
He was able to make us laugh and often question what we saw and thought. I know I am not alone when I say I am grateful that I had the chance to call him a friend and my life is better having known Jamie for 26 plus years, since the beginning of WDFN.
Now is the time to keep his legacy alive by lifting his family and friends who are devastated by this loss after his valiant and unrelenting battle with colon cancer. When he was diagnosed 19 months ago his first reaction was to keep the news “Private and quiet” because he didn’t want to be treated any differently or viewed as that cancer guy on the radio – he put his head down and went to work both on and off the air he was supported by his beautiful and loving wife Christy whose strength has been unwavering throughout their ordeal.
Until the end, he was never about himself. First and foremost he was about his amazing children Caroline 16, Josh 14 and Catherine (Kitty) 11 whose lives will never be the same. True to form, when Jamie finally revealed his cancer publicly on 97.1 on July 27 it wasn’t about himself either it was to urge everyone who could hear his weakened voice to get a colonoscopy – The American Cancer Society recommends that people at average risk of colorectal cancer start regular screening at age 45, but many people wait until the age of 50.
Jamie was just 47 when he was diagnosed and died just 30 days before his 49th birthday. So while we may be broken we must remember the man and create a new mission – I was lucky enough to tell him I loved him just four days before he passed and I also told him that I would wrap my arms around his wife and children and make sure his fight was not in vain. Rest easy Jimmy.
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Cause of Death.

We have no information at the moment on of caused death . This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.

Tributes.

The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.

Like so many of you, I’m simply heartbroken over the loss of Jamie Samuelsen. He was a co-worker of mine at Entercom, as…

Posted by JoAnne Purtan on Sunday, August 2, 2020

Billy Sarah Ball wrote 
We are so sorry for your loss and we will have continued thoughts and prayers for the family , and friends. Beautifully written tribute Miss JoAnne.

Sally Rutledge wrote 
I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Jaime’s family. I lost my twin sister at 47 to colon cancer. She was 39 when she was diagnosed. I wish the age to get tested is even younger. Another person gone too soon.

Diana Giess-Byk wrote 
So sorry! Prayers for his wife & children. Lost my dear brother a year ago to colon cancer. 😢

Mary Jane Nehring wrote 
So sad. He was so young. Watched Christy on WXYZ for years and on PBS. Thoughts and prayers for her and their family.

Diane Kosinski Trupiano wrote 
What a beautiful family. Sending thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. Unfortunately, I can relate all too well. Cancer does not discriminate.
So sorry for your loss.

Chris Voss wrote 
I was also shocked to hear of Jamie’s passing. Will miss his voice, wit, intelligence and humor on my drive into work in the morning. My thoughts and prayers to his wife and young kids.

Bonnie Owen Burns wrote 
This beautiful family lives down the street from us. I watched Jamie push his children in strollers. Just about a week ago, he walked by my house. I never thought he would pass so soon. My heart goes out to his wife and three children…. and all of Detroit, who will miss him so much.

Pauly Ragnoli wrote 
So sad….but if any good is to come of this, get screened regularly for colon cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancer, etc.
I have watched a lot of friends and family die of cancer before their time bc they waited until it was too late.

Mary Lou Slane-Gaken wrote 
Loved listening to him, with Wojo and on my morning drive to work with Stoney. Enjoy pre game reports on fox. I am heart broken and can’t believe he is gone. Thoughts, prayers and love to his family. RIP .

Colleen Schomaker wrote 
So sad. Praying for the family. I was also told by my dr that colonoscopies are now being recommended at age 45.

Kathy Cooper VanHuysse wrote 
It’s sad that it’s recommended that a person wait till age 50 to have their first colonoscopy. I’m wondering, but not my business, if this colon cancer snuck up on Jamie? If he had been able to get a colonoscopy at say, age 40, could the cancer have be…

Rance Arnold wrote 
I didn’t know Jamie (personally), But it saddens me in the sense as one of my close friend quoted”You just don’t know what’s around the bend”! My heart goes out to his family and friends. I call cancer “The Evil Beast”, It doesn’t care who you are, How… See More

Molly Wolford Hubenschmidt wrote 
Oh no. So sorry fir their loss. I remember the good old days watching 7. Stopped after they got rid of Eric Smith. It’s true get a colonoscopy the earlier the better. By brother died from colon .

Damon Troy Allen wrote 
Will do; I met Jamie a couple of times at some remotes. He was a good guy; very down to Earth and he NEVER thought he was all that. That’s how it SHOULD be; it definitely leaves a bad taste in your mouth if personalities that you come across were the opposite of what they are or were when you meet them.
Sorry for the tangent, but nonetheless, praying for his wife Christy as well as their kids during this time. I know that life isn’t fair, but just….this….ONCE….!!!
Great tribute JoAnne.

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