C.S. Keys, a long time sports reporter and broadcaster in San Diego, has died, his family announced on Facebook. Keys was 54.
Other than the original post announcing his death, Keys’ family has remained silent and no details of his death have emerged.
“My heart is heavy today because we have lost one of us today, my younger brother C S Keys has moved on to the other side of life,” his brother, Richard Keys, wrote on Facebook. “I know he was not alone on his journey for his faith was strong.”
According to NBC San Diego, police were called to his La Mesa home Saturday morning but foul play was not suspected.
Keys first came to San Diego in 2000 as a weather anchor for the KUSI Morning News. Four years later, he joined XETV 6, then a Fox affiliate, as the station’s sports director. He was the lead sports anchor for channel 6 and hosted “That Sunday Sports Show.”
Most recently, he was the executive producer and host for “The C.S. Keys Show” on the Mighty 1090 sports radio.
News of Keys’ death shocked the broadcast community in San Diego. Several friends and former co-workers posted condolences on social media.
“CS Keys always made me laugh. I’m devastated to share that my friend and colleague C.S has passed away,” Billy Ray Smith, former Chargers and host of “The Scott & BR Show” on Mighty 1090, wrote on Twitter.
“I am saddened and shocked to wake up this morning to hear that C.S. Keys passed away,” KYXY Morning Show producer Hula Ramos wrote on Facebook. “He was an amazing friend and I’m truly going to miss him. RIP my friend.”
Former San Diego Union-Tribune sports reporter and current NFL reporter for ESPN Jim Trotter said he was shocked by the news.
“Still stunned by this. @CSKeysShow was so full of life and laughter. I can’t help but think of his young daughter, who was the love of his life,” he tweeted.
Keys started in his career in broadcasting in North Carolina and worked in Pennsylvania before moving to San Diego. He is survived by two sons and a daughter.
CS Keys always made me laugh. I’m devastated to share that my friend and colleague C.S has passed away. His brother Richard announced on FB. pic.twitter.com/TM5catHiFD
— Billy Ray Smith (@Billyraysmith) January 14, 2018
— Jim Trotter (@JimTrotter_NFL) January 14, 2018
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