The Detroit Free Press has reported that columnist and former radio sports talk host Drew Sharp passed away October 21 at age 56.
Sharp was a graduate of the University of Michigan in 1982 and joined the Free Press the following year.
He Initially covered high school, college and professional beats. Sharp was promoted to a full-time columnist in January 1999.
Sharp was a host at WDFN-AM (The Fan) in Detroit in 2009 and 2010, and later was a sports host at (then) all-sports WMGC-FM in Detroit.
He is survived by his wife. A public memorial service begins at 11 a.m. Thursday (10/27) in Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 5631 N. Adams Rd. in Bloomfield Hills. A half-hour visitation precedes the service.
Memorial tributes can be made to Almost Home Animal Rescue League and Haven, a Southfield nonprofit, via credit card here or by mail to Post Office. Box 250602, West Bloomfield, MI 48325.