Legendary Dallas Sportswriter Frank Luksa Dies At 77

Frank Luksa was there in 1960 for the Dallas Cowboys' inaugural season. He was there for every significant sports event over the next five decades, for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Times Herald, the Morning News, then, finally, as an occasional contributor to ESPN.com.

He had more or less retired by the time I was old enough to appreciate a sports column, but still, his name and photo were an institution and the insight he offered, drawn from his decades of experience, was a wonderful antidote to overheated sports chatter.

Various outlets are reporting that Luksa died this morning at a Plano rehab center where he was recovering from a triple bypass. His memorial service is 2 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church Downtown. Luksa hasn't written much of late, but the man will be missed.

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