Calkins: Gather ‘round, for the story of a Santa who died (really) this Christmas Eve

By , Daily Memphian Updated: December 31, 2020 6:02 AM CT | Published: December 31, 2020 4:00 AM CT
Geoff Calkins
Daily Memphian

Geoff Calkins

Geoff Calkins has been chronicling Memphis and Memphis sports for more than two decades. He is host of "The Geoff Calkins Show" from 9-11 a.m. M-F on 92.9 FM. Calkins has been named the best sports columnist in the country five times by the Associated Press sports editors, but still figures his best columns are about the people who make Memphis what it is.

A West Tennessee mall Santa named Gill Kiper died of a massive heart attack on Christmas Eve. But before you dismiss this as the most 2020 story ever, you should know it has joyous parts, too.


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