Chris Wesseling with his son. (Photo tweeted by Lakisha Jackson Wesseling.)

NFL.com has lost one of its long-time voices. Chris Wesseling joined NFL Media in 2013 after six years with NBC and Rotoworld, and quickly became a key figure in their Around The NFL content, both with written pieces and podcasts. Wesseling (seen above with his son Linc) had publicly spoken about battling cancer before, and his wife, Lakisha Jackson Wesseling (a digital editor for NFL.com), tweeted Saturday that he lost that fight this week.

Here’s a larger version of that text tribute:

Lakisha Jackson Wesseling's tribute to her husband Chris.

Update: On Sunday, the @NFL account tweeted this clip of Rich Eisen paying tribute to Wesseling on NFLN:

And tributes to Wesseling also poured in on Twitter from his NFL Media colleagues and countless others who cover the league:

Wesseling was a key figure in NFL coverage at all of NBC, Rotoworld, and NFL.com, and he’ll be greatly missed. Our thoughts go out to his friends and family.

[Lakisha Jackson Wesseling on Twitter]

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Andrew Bucholtz is a staff writer for Awful Announcing and The Comeback. He previously worked at Yahoo! Sports Canada and Black Press.