Iowa lost a legend on Saturday.

Correction: The B1G lost a legend on Saturday.

Legendary Iowa broadcaster Bob Brooks died at age 89. The Cedar Rapids native spent 57 years of his life broadcasting various Iowa sporting events.

He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2004, and he was a member of the Kinnick “Wall of Fame.” He had been a fixture in the state since he graduated from journalism school in 1948.

Fittingly, the last season of Iowa football that Brooks witnessed was arguably its best in school history. He got to enjoy Iowa’s unblemished regular season and he was on hand to cover the Hawkeyes’ first Rose Bowl appearance in a quarter century.

Those who knew “Brooksie” and got to work with him had strong reactions to his passing on social media: