The anchor famous for breaking the story of former President Bill Clinton and then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch died on Saturday.
Christopher Sign was found dead at the age of 45. The death is being investigated as a suicide, according to AL.com.
“Our deepest sympathy is shared with Chris’s loving family and close friends,” said Sinclair Broadcast Group Vice President and General Manager Eric S. Land in the report.
“We have lost a revered colleague whose indelible imprint will serve forever as a hallmark of decency, honesty and journalist integrity. We can only hope to carry on Chris’s legacy. May his memory be for blessing,” Land said.
TV anchor and former Alabama football player Christopher Sign has died.
I never met him but know his work: At KNXV-TV in Phoenix, Sign broke the news of the secret tarmac meeting between former President Bill Clinton and AG Loretta Lynch. #RIPSign 🙏🏼 https://t.co/5MCretUVzv
— HARRISFAULKNER (@HARRISFAULKNER) June 13, 2021
Sign is best known for breaking the story of a secret meeting on an airport tarmac in 2016 between Lynch and Clinton. He later published a book on the story and its aftermath called Secret on the Tarmac.
Fox News noted Sign was a football player at the University of Alabama. He also won a 2014 Emmy Award for his news coverage of two Phoenix police officers in 2014, according to the outlet.
Sign made much impact through his life and work in a short time. His loss has generated much attention nationwide as one of many notable deaths in 2021.