Grammy winner Yolanda Adams sang two songs at the memorial service of Craig Sager on Tuesday.
The beloved TNT broadcaster, 65, died Thursday following a two-year fight with acute myeloid leukemia.
Many of the mourners at Mount Bethel United Methodist Church in Marietta, Georgia granted one of Sager’s final wishes and wore bright colors, in honor of his own habit of wearing loud, colorful suits for his NBA sideline reports. The church’s former senior pastor, Rev. Randy Mickler, said he decided against wearing his normal black robe and instead wore a purple shirt and colorful jacket he said would have made Sager “extremely proud and pleased.”
In remarks to the packed audience, Adams said that when she first met Sager, she was blown away by his style of dress. “Those colors,” she said as the crowd laughed. “He made an indelible mark on the world.”
Adams sang “Never Give Up,” and “I Believe I Can Fly” during the service.
“This is one of those things we know we have to deal with as finite beings,” she told the gatherers.
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