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Friends, co-workers and sports teams remember Pittsburgh icon Stan Safran

Friends, co-workers and sports teams remember Pittsburgh icon Stan Safran

Pittsburgh (KDKA) – Pittsburgh Smith is an icon in the media industry.

On Monday, Stan Safran passed away at the age of 76. After the news of his death, many Pittsburgh media outlets reacted by posting a moving tribute to Safran.

KDKA-TV’s Bob Bombini posted a touching video tribute to Safran on Twitter, saying he was “one of the best people I know.”


“I loved and respected Stan very much. His intelligence was profound. He was a good friend to all of us at DVE and it has been an honor to work with him for the last 20 years. It has been a privilege to call him a colleague and even more so to call him a friend. I love you Stanley. RIP Randy Bowman, host of the WDVE Morning Show on 102.5 FM, tweeted on Monday.

Athletic’s Mark Capule tweeted, “You’d be hard-pressed to find a better man than Stan Safran. An icon, legend and face of the Pittsburgh media for nearly 50 years.” “Rest easy, my friend.”

“Stan Safran has kept doing his job humbly, diligently and unflinchingly despite everything he’s been through in recent years. I will always remember that about him. #RIP to a legend,” Brian Patko of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said Monday.

“RIP Stan Safran. Not just a Pittsburgh media icon, but a Pittsburgh icon, period. A good friend, a true colleague and a totally good guy. It’s such an honor to have known and worked with him.” LOVED THE SHOW “Will long be remembered. Stan did it right,” tweeted 105.9 of The X’s Mark Madden.

The Pittsburgh Penguins have also published a tribute to the Pittsburgh icon, say He “threw some of the best advertisements in Penguins history. He was a friend and a true professional in his craft.” Steelers President Art Rooney II released a statement saying, “Today is a sad day in the city of Pittsburgh as we lose a legendary person, media icon and close friend with the passing of Stan Safran.”


“We loved the show, but most importantly, Stan, we loved you,” the Buccaneers said on Twitter.



and Swissville native Billy Gardel Shared condolences on Twitter.

Safran was born in Cleveland but made Pittsburgh his home in 1976.


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