Steve Ellis, who covered the Florida State Seminoles for two decades for the Tallahassee Democrat, has died. He was 54.
Ellis died Thursday in a Tallahassee hospital, nine days after he suffered a massive heart attack at his home.
A Clemson University graduate, Ellis began covering the Florida State program for a weekly fan newspaper in the early 1980s and was hired to a similar position by the Democrat in 1990.
Ellis is survived by his wife Karen and parents, Jim and Geraldine Ellis, and a sister, Susie Shinner.
Arrangements were being finalized Friday with Culley’s Meadowwood Funeral Home in Tallahassee.