Former KHOU 11 Sports Director Bob Allen, 70, has passed away after a battle with cancer, family members confirm.

The longtime TV journalist covered Houston sports for more than four decades.

Allen joined KHOU in 2013 after more than 38 years at KTRK.

In 2015, Allen took a leave of absence from TV to battle T-cell lymphoma, for which he underwent multiple rounds of chemotherapy.

Check back for updates and watch KHOU 11 News starting at 4:30 a.m. as we remember our friend and colleague.