NBC Chicago's Daryl Hawks Died of Heart Attack

NBC Chicago sportscaster Daryl Hawks died of an apparent heart attack while on assignment in Atlanta in May, the Fulton County (Georgia) Medical Examiner's Office said Tuesday.

Hawks, 38, was found unresponsive by hotel staff in his hotel room at the Omni Hotel on May 12.  He'd traveled to Georgia with an NBC Chicago photojournalist to cover Game 6 of the Chicago Bulls / Atlanta Hawks match-up in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

"No obvious cause of death was identified," during an initial examination, said Dr. Randy Hanzlick the day after Hawks' death.

Additional tests determined it was a heart attack caused by hypertension.

Hawks leaves behind a wife, Sandy, and three children.  He was a three-time Emmy Winner and former United States Marine who called Buffalo, New York home.

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