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Longtime Courier sports writer dies of a massive heart attack

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

Longtime Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier sports writer, Jim Sullivan has died of a massive heart attack. Sullivan, 61, died Friday as he was working on his sports pages for the paper that day.

Sullivan or Sully joined The Courier in January 1984 and covered sports throughout Northeast Iowa. For years he wrote a weekly column called the "The Sully Side of Sports." 

Sully was a respected journalist and will be missed by many, including his coworkers at The Courier.

"Words are our livelihood at The Courier, but there simply aren't any to express the sense of loss we are feeling today," said Courier Sports Editor Doug Newhoff. "Sully was an icon and an institution in our business who touched thousands of lives throughout the Cedar Valley, across the state and in our sports department with his wisdom, his wit and his gift for writing. He was the definition of a top-notch sports writer, as well as a beloved husband, father and friend."

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