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Don Lemon Breaks Down on Air as He Shares News of CNN Colleague Drew Griffin’s Death at 60 | “An Incredible Loss”
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Don Lemon Breaks Down on Air as He Shares News of CNN Colleague Drew Griffin’s Death at 60 | “An Incredible Loss”

The journalist was overcome by emotions as he announced the news of his colleague's death.

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Newsreader and journalist Don Lemon couldn’t hold back his emotions when he read the news of the death of his colleague and friend Drew Griffin due to cancer. The journalist broke down live on CNN during the morning session of news on December 19 as he announced the sad demise of the CNN senior investigative correspondent, Griffin, who lost his battle to cancer at the age of 60, reported People. "We have some very sad news to tell you today," Lemon began as he started reading, "Our colleague and friend and longtime distinguished CNN journalist Drew Griffin has passed away."

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Image Source: Jemal Countess | Getty Images for Peabody Awards
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"We're going to honor him a little bit later on," Lemon continued to avoid getting emotional but eventually broke down as he was too choked up to continue. Lemon’s co-presenter Kaitlan Collins took the charge to carry on as she comforted her colleague and paid tribute to the former senior investigative correspondent. Lemon teared up as he recounted Griffin’s career graph and journey with CNN.