On the Passing of Drew Sharp

Oct 21, 2016 | News | 0 comments

Drew Sharp, a Detroit Free Press columnist since 1999, died unexpectedly Friday morning at his home in Bloomfield Hills. He was 56.

Drew was my colleague for more years that I can remember. We sat side by side in everything from a college basketball game to a World Series. He brought a sharp, critical and often humorous take to sports, and spoke up for the fans – and sometimes scolded them – no matter who it might upset. He was brave in the face of criticism and unafraid to take a strong position Privately, Drew was funny, smart and engaging. He also worked like crazy. While we knew he had battled some health things in the past, this news was a complete shock, and heartbreaking knowing how much Drew was loved by his family and friends. It’s a blow to the Free Press family, and an unimaginable blow to those closest to him. My heart goes out to all of them. 

More: Drew Sharp, Detroit Free Sports Columnist, Dies at 56


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

More News

Mitch Albom writes about running an orphanage in impoverished Port-au-Prince, Haiti, his kids, their hardships, laughs and challenges, and the life lessons he’s learned there every day.

🛍 For just $2.99/mo or $29.99/year, you get access to every weekly issue

🎁 All proceeds will be donated to help the daily operations of the orphanage, Have Faith Haiti Mission

🗞 Paid subscribers also get to hear directly from the kids through the “Have Faith Haiti Chronicles.” It’s a monthly/quarterly-ish newsletter written and published by students in a media and journalism class.


Subscribe for bonus content and giveaways!