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What was the Cause of Ron Franklin’s Death, Bio, Net Worth, Wife, ESPN

What was the Cause of Ron Franklin’s Death, Bio, Net Worth, Wife, ESPN

Facts of Ron Franklin

Full Name:Ron Franklin
Birth Date:February 1, 1942
Age:82 years
Death Date:January 4, 2022
Country:United States
Net Worth$80 million
Birth PlaceJackson, Mississippi
EducationUniversity of Mississippi
FatherVirgil Franklin
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Ron Franklin was an American commentator. He came to the limelight after being fired by ESPN for making sexist comments to a colleague. 

Who are Ron Franklin’s Parents?

 On February 2, 1942, Ron Franklin opened his eyes to this beautiful world. He was born in Jackson, Mississippi, United States. Ron was 79 years old at the time of his death. According to his date of birth, his sun sign was Aquarius. He used to celebrate his birthday on 2nd February. He was born to Lillian (mother) and Virgil Franklin (father).

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Caption: Ron Franklin with his family (Photo: Pinterest)

He was the only son of his parents. When he was 14 years old, his whole family moved to Oxford, Mississippi. Ron had American citizenship and belonged to white ethnic background. Similarly, Ron followed Christianity as religion.

Where did Ron Franklin go to College?

Ron completed his high school at a local school. He then continued his education at the University of Mississippi located in Mississippi. Likewise, he was an alumni member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.

What was Ron Franklin’s Net Worth?

Ron had an estimated net worth of around $80 million. This income included all his assets, property wealth, and money. He was very happy with the money he gained from his career. It seems that he was a wealthy commentator. Ron was successful in collecting a decent sum of fortune from her professional career.

Ron Franklin with his co-workers
Caption: Ron Franklin with his co-workers (Photo: Chron)

Likewise, he was able to collect this decent sum of fortune from her successful long-term career as an American commentator. He had also collected a good sum of fortune from the ads and endorsements as well. From his career, Ron had gained both name and fame at the same time. In the coming days, his net worth and annual salary might have surely raised if he was still alive.

Who was Ron Franklin married to?

Ron was happily married until his last breath. He tied the marriage knot with Bonnie. The couple was in a relationship for several years exchanging their marriage vows. After that, the couple exchanges their marriage vows in front of their relatives, family members, and friends. Ron and Bonnie were very happy with their relationship.

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Caption: Ron Franklin with his friend (Photo: Getty image)

From their marriage, the couple had welcomed a child. Ron and Bonnie were together for 61 years old. They were living a very happy and lavish life sharing each other happiness and sorrow. Also, there was no sign of dispute and divorce until Ron’s death.

What happened to Ron Franklin in ESPN?

ESPN employed him in the year 1987. However, he was fired by ESPN on January 4, 2011, when he was found making sexist comments to a colleague. Ron was alleged for breaching of contract by ESPN when he brought a wrongful termination suit against his former employer.

What is the Cause of Ron Franklin’s Death?

Ron died at the age of 79. Doctors confirmed it to be COVID-19 related pneumonia. He left this beautiful world on January 18, 2022, in Austin. This was very sad news for his family members, relatives, and fans as well.

Career Line of Ron Franklin

  • Ron Franklin was an American commentator.
  • He started working as a Jokey when a head injury ended his football career and made him ineligible for the military.
  • Ron got interested in combining his interests in broadcasting and sports when being a jockey.
  • Also, he worked the wake-up shift at a radio station.
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Caption: Ron Franklin commenting a game (Photo: AL)
  • He worked at ESPN for some years.
  • After joining the university he became a commentator for the University of Texas in basketball and football match.
  •  As sports director, he worked for four different local news stations.
  • They are KSWS-TV in Roswell, New Mexico in 1965, KVOO-TV in Tulsa, Oklahoma from 1967 to 1971, and in Houston, Texas with KHOU-TV from 1971 to 1980, then with KPRC-TV from 1980 to 1987, etc.