Ed Dague, a local icon for television news, passed away on Sunday.

The Times Union reported that the famous anchor passed away at the age of 76.  Ed Dague was a face known to the likes of CBS, NBC, and WNYT.  He also however in his later years became known unfortunately for suffering from the chronic illness ankylosing spondylitis.

Back in 2010, when he finished his memoir "Six and Eleven: A Television News Anchor's Story", the Times Union reported on the heartbreaking reality of Dague's illness.  The report discussed the chronic pain that he felt and lived with, and the length's that he had to go to to manage the pain medically.  From medications to injections, Dague managed to manage his pain and put out a memoir in the process.

His legacy is lengthy and full of acclaim.  From being a disc jockey with WOKO in the 1960's to an award winning broadcaster, Ed Dague paved the way for many, as well as provided a familiar face to many more.  You can read all about his career at his Hall of Fame page.  Our thoughts go out to his family and friends and to those who will miss him.