Don McClellan Death – Dead | Don McClellan Obituary – Passed Away

Don McClellan Death

Don McClellan Death – Dead | Obituary – Passed Away

Don McClellan Death – Dead: A great loss was made known to InsideEko. As friends and families of the deceased are mourning the passing of their loved and cherished Don McClellan.

Lost a friend and colleague yesterday. I will surely miss him. Many of you have watched him since he began at WSB in 1960

Don McClellan, a WSB-TV legend who became known for his running coverage of the AJC Peachtree Road Race, died Sunday morning, just a little over a week before his 89th birthday. He died peacefully at his home in Smyrna after a years-long battle with Parkinson’s disease. The Tennessee native reported on TV for a remarkable 55 years before retiring a few years back. The Georgia Association of Broadcasters inducted Don into the GAB Hall of Fame in 2010. He loved telling a good story, and if it had anything to do with running, it was all the better. Don ran more than 100 marathons in his life. He covered the AJC Peachtree Road Race every year and became known for running with a camera while interviewing runners along the way. Even after his Parkinson’s diagnosis, McClellan continued jogging and walking.


It is with great sadness that we notify SUGA members of the death of Don McClellan, the husband of our dear SUGA member and Board Vice President, Gisela McClellan. Don, a retired reporter at WSB, Channel 2 had been battling Parkinson’s Disease. Don was not a member of SUGA, but he once taught a class when we were previously at Mercer University.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to Gisela and her family during this sad time.

Just heard that Don McClellan from @wsbtv passed away this morning. Just hearing the name brought up memories of watching @wsbtv growing up in NE AL. Sincerest condolences from my family to the McClellan and the @wsbtv family.

Don McClellan’s coverage for and love of the @ajcprr have been a beloved Peachtree tradition. He was an avid runner and a great reporter. Our thoughts are with his family tonight.

Having heard about this great loss, the family of this individual is passing through pains, mourning the unexpected passing of their beloved.

This departure was confirmed through social media posts made by Twitter users who pour out tributes, and condolences to the family of the deceased.

We are still working on getting more details about the death, as a family statement on the death is yet to be released.

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