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John Saunders mourned by many via social media

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Hill: Saunders treasured his role as a mentor (3:18)

Jemele Hill remembers the late John Saunders and how important he was to her career, as well as the careers of many co-workers at ESPN. (3:18)

Longtime ESPN host John Saunders has died at the age of 61. Colleagues from sports media and admirers from around the world of sports were quick to react to the news Wednesday.

Here are some examples: