PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Nov 2, CMC – Veteran sports journalist David Lamy passed away here Friday after collapsing suddenly, media reports have said.
The 80-year-old was rushed to the St James Medical facility but was pronounced dead on arrival.
Lamy became a dominant figure in the broadcast of horse racing, his name becoming synonymous with the sport throughout a successful career.
Champion trainer Joe Hadeed described Lamy as an “icon” who was always “fair and balanced”.
“Sports has lost an icon. His legacy is fairness,” Hadeed told the Guardian newspaper here.
“He listened to everybody. He listened to every side of the problem. He listened to the associations and the athletes. He tried his best to understand what every side was going through and he never took aside. He was always fair and balanced.”
Only last year, Lamy received the Alexander B. Chapman Award for his outstanding lifelong service to broadcasting, at the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee awards ceremony. – CMC