Monday night at the conclusion of Sportsnet Central, popular anchor Michael Jenkins revealed why he’s been absent lately. Jenkins’ younger brother Marquis Martin passed away on November 15 at the age of 33. Marquis and his wife Cameron had their first child in May.
In a heartfelt tribute, Jenkins choked back tears as he spoke glowingly about his younger brother.
“He was just the kindest and sweetest soul you can imagine,” Jenkins said. “He went to Texas like I did. He had a fantastic sense of humor. I, honest to God, never heard him say a bad word about anyone. I wish I could say I was as admirable in my own life.”
Jenkins also gave this powerful advice.
“So, as trite as it may sound, never hesitate at any opportunity you have to tell someone how much you love them,” Jenkins said. “And that is a message that is infinitely more important than any commentary or opinion I could ever express during the show.”