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Jim McKay was an Emmy Award-winning TV journalist and sportscaster known for his Olympics coverage and hosting duties on Wide World of Sports.
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He wrote two books based on his life and experiences in sports, entitled My Wide World (1973) and The Real McKay (1998).
86 year-old McKay died of natural causes on June 7, 2008, on his farm in Monkton, Maryland. He and his wife Margaret have two children, Mary and Sean. His son, Sean McManus, became president of CBS Sports and CBS News from 2005-11.
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