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Saturday, September 2, 2006

Jason Paul Gagne, 32

NEEDHAM

A video engineer, Needham native Jason Paul Gagne had a job that carried him around the world for Olympics and World Cup coverage and, on a daily basis, into Boston's hallowed sports venues. It was a career many sports fans would envy, and he enjoyed it, but more important to Mr. Gagne were the people in his life, many of whom considered him their ``best friend."

``He was just one of those people who everyone was attracted to and liked to be around," said his sister-in-law, Amy of Millis. ``He would give the shirt off his back any time of day . . . I just think he cared about everybody so much."

Mr. Gagne, a freelance video engineer for New England Sports Network and FOX New England sports, died Monday from injuries sustained in an automobile accident, the Globe reports in an obituary today. He was 32.

-- Stephanie Peters

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