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Detroit Sportscaster Don Shane’s Cause of Death Revealed


Longtime Channel 7 sportscaster Don Shane’s cause of death was partly revealed after 7 Action News reported the legend passed away at 70 on Saturday morning (February 25, 2023.)

May he rest in peace; we send our deepest sympathies to his loved ones during these heartbreaking days.

Don spent 23 years at WXYZ and no one had more fun on the air or covering our local teams. He entered Channel 7 in 1989 – and was on hand for many hugely important events over the years.

The many championships – but additionally the heart-breaking defeats – all while showcasing the drama and emotion of the moment for our viewers.

The NBA Finals, the Stanley Cup, the Rose Bowl, and prize fights from Las Vegas – Don covered it all during a career that included two stints in Detroit. He loved what he did – and that joy came right through the screen into your homes.

No one worked harder than Don. He broke stories and earned the respect of athletes and coaches in this town with his preparation and professionalism.

He was supportive of worthy causes and also helped mentor dozens of student interns in the sports department over the years – many of whom fulfilled career dreams and aspirations of their own in the business.

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What Was Don Shane’s Cause of Death?

There are some rumors claiming Don Shane’s cause of death was a recent illness he was suffering from while official sources have not confirmed it.

Our team does not confirm any rumors about the news, though you can be sure that we are attempting our best to find related information about the tragedy and provide the latest updates as soon as possible; but do not forget that family privacy should be respected.

We remember Don for so many reasons. For his good-natured back-and-forth with Bill Bonds on the anchor desk. For his big personality, and for his popular Dare Don segments where he was up for almost any challenge.

That includes a painful encounter with former Lions’ great Chris Spielman. It left Don with three broken ribs and had many of us asking why he wanted to do it! But in fact, Don did it all in a career in TV news that totaled nearly four decades.

He retired on Feb. 29, 2012. A few weeks later, we celebrated Don at Broadcast House. He moved to Arizona after retirement and spent the last few years in California close to his kids. His family welcomed their first grandchild last May.

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