Observer Sports Writer Jim Hague dies aged 62

Jim Hague at Metlife Stadium watching his Rams taking on the Giants in 2021. Hague died today aged 61.

James “Jim” Hague, who for 20+ years was the sports reporter at The Observer newspaper — and who was a sports journalist at so many other outlets in New Jersey throughout his incredible career that began in the 1970s while he was still a student at St. Peter’s Prep — and who was a beloved fan of the Los Angeles Rams and the New York Mets, died today, a family friend confirmed. He was 62. We will have much more to come on the loss of our own legend.

Jim wrote this incredible farewell in March 2022 when he retired.

Toodleloo, friends, for now

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Kevin A. Canessa Jr. is the editor of and broadcaster at The Observer, a place where he has served on and off since 2006. He is responsible for the editorial content of the newspaper and website, the production of the e-Newspaper, writing several stories per week (including the weekly editorial), conducting live broadcasts on Facebook Live, including a weekly recap of the news — and much more behind the scenes. Between 2006 and 2008, he introduced the newspaper to its first-ever blog — which included podcasts, audio and video. Originally from Jersey City, Kevin lived in Kearny until 2004, lived in Port St. Lucie. Florida, for four years until February 2016 and in March of that year, he moved back to West Hudson to return to The Observer full time. Click Here to send Kevin an email.