The Miami Herald announced that longtime venerated sports columnist Edwin Pope passed away at 88 years old the night of January 19th. Below, see tributes to Pope from colleagues, peers and the teams he covered.
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Our thoughts are with the friends and family of Edwin Pope. pic.twitter.com/evTLDN8dgC
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) January 20, 2017
Truly sad to report my friend and former Miami Herald sports editor Edwin Pope has passed away this evening. He was 88.
— Armando Salguero (@ArmandoSalguero) January 20, 2017
Edwin Pope was a true legend in sports journalism. He was so kind, friendly and approachable. And yet I was always so nervous around him.
— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) January 20, 2017
To a monumental life, an epic career and a cherished mentor: Thank you, Edwin Pope https://t.co/GJSPDl96Om
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) January 20, 2017
We are saddened to hear of the passing of longtime @MiamiHerald sports columnist Edwin Pope. Our thoughts are with his family. pic.twitter.com/sJOwX6CyTM
— Miami Hurricanes (@MiamiHurricanes) January 20, 2017
Edwin Pope is everything I wanted to be as a girl reading his every word in The Miami Herald. A true gem of a man. 💔https://t.co/oZX4Zc2XT7
— Andrea Adelson (@aadelsonESPN) January 20, 2017
RIP Edwin Pope. Great columnist, conscientious HoF voter, huge south Florida advocate, and a very, very nice man.
— Peter King (@peter_king) January 20, 2017