UFC producer Adam Geller passes away after battle with cancer
If you’ve ever been to a UFC event you may remember a behind the scenes type of guy that helped make the production much more than it was. A guy who brought entertainment to stage although he wasn’t necessarily the stars the fans were there to see.
Adam Geller was a talent and studio producer who helped with the production value of the the events. Unfortunately Adam passed away yesterday after a two-year battle with colon cancer. He leaves behind a wife and daughter.
RIP Adam. You will be missed.
On his LinkedIn page Adam gives a quick bio of himself:
“I have been fortunate enough to work on a wide variety of sporting events ranging from the Summer and Winter Olympics and the Major League Baseball Playoffs to the UFC & the Nathan’s Hotdog Eating Contest. Being freelance allows me to see how different networks, producers, directors and announcers can do the same broadcast but in a unique way. For instance, ESPN and NBC both show figure skating but cover it very differently and both Marv Albert and Ian Eagle call Nets games in their own way. Learning the different styles has taught me to think out of the box to provide solid coverage but in a way that has not been previously explored. I hope to continue learning and putting these techniques to use in new environments.
Specialties: I specialize in a creativity that often involves a sense of humor. So much of covering sports involves what goes on off the court and bringing out an athlete’s personality is important in telling a story that can capture a human aspect to create an emotional attachment.”
A GoFundMe Page set up for his family reads:
“The world lost a truly wonderful man today.
Adam passed away after a 2 year battle with colon cancer. Although cancer took his young life at just 39 years of age, it never took his spirit, and it never took his sense of humor.
Adam was known for his jokes, and his wild antics while working for UFC, Showtime, and the Brooklyn Nets. His pranks were nothing short of Legendary.
I had the pleasure of spending a lot of time with him these past 3 years. I’ve never seen him unhappy. But the day I saw him the absolute happiest was on October 14th, 2015. It was the day his daughter Sydney was born.
Adam was a wonderful husband and father. He touched so many lives, and gave everyone a lot of laughs along the way.
He leaves behind his wife Debra, and his 1 year old daughter.
I would like to raise money for his funeral, as well as money for his daughter Sydney to go to college. Please donate whatever you can. Even if it’s 5 dollars. This is a man who would have done anything for his family, friends, and colleagues. Let us all help out during this tragic time.”
Here’s a GoFundMe page set up in @SnacksGeller’s honor. My heart goes out to his family. Love you, Snacks. https://t.co/dO07GKk4vg
If you’re a hardcore MMA fan, Adam was you x100. Hardcore wrestling fan, you x100. He was living his dream and so proud to be a family man.
Still can’t process the fact that my friend @SnacksGeller is no longer with us. Never have, never will meet anyone like him. Miss you, Adam.
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