FS Detroit's Bryant Dies, 53

Tim Bryant, the longtime director of media for Fox Sports' Detroit passed away suddenly over the weekend, the station confirmed Monday.

Bryant, who had been with FS Detroit since 1998, had also served as vice president of communication for the International Hockey League. Bryant also worked for two of the NHL's franchises, holding top communications posts for San Jose Sharks and the former Minnesota North Stars (now Dallas Stars). Bryant also was the director of communications for the NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves.

Greg Hammaren, senior vice president and general manager of Fox Sports Detroit released the following statement:

"Tim was an invaluable member of the Fox Sports Detroit team. His contribution to the success of our business cannot be overstated. I am thankful to have worked alongside him and proud to have known him as a friend for the last 10 years. He was a confidant and a counselor to many of us, and his wisdom will be missed. It's hard to find the words to describe the sadness all of us at Fox Sports Detroit are all feeling today. Our thoughts and prayers go to Tim's wife Teresa and his son Danny, whom he loved tremendously."

He is survived by his wife Teresa and his son Danny.