Death of a Sports Writer’s Son

The son of well renowned sports columnist for the Boston Globe Bob Ryan apparently committed suicide in Islamabad, Pakistan yesterday where he was an attaché for the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.

“Mr. Ryan was a well-respected, trusted, and longtime member of the US Mission in Pakistan,” the statement said. “His death is a great loss. He will be sorely missed by all who have known and worked with him here in Pakistan.” – Article

I can admit I did not know at all that his son was working in Pakistan but if he was remotely like his father, who is well respected and knowledgeable on issues (albeit his father only covers sports), it will speak volume to the kind of man he was. His father, Bob, is often on the discussion panel on Around the Horn and is an occasional guest host on Pardon the Interruption.

Speaking of Pardon the Interruption, regular host Michael Wilbon suffered a heart attack today.