Football legend and television broadcaster Frank Gifford has died. The Gifford Family, led by Frank’s wife, “Today Show” co-anchor Kathie Lee Gifford, has confirmed his passing in a statement.
Frank had passed away on Sunday morning at their home in Connecticut. He was 84.
In the statement the family had said, “We rejoice in the extraordinary life he was privileged to live.” Meanwhile, the family is asking for privacy at this time. Moreover, Kathie Lee has also sent out a tweet to thank everyone for their kindness and condolences.
Deeply grateful to all 4 ur outpouring of grace. We r steadfast in our faith & finding comfort in knowing where Frank is. Phillippians 4:13.
— Kathie Lee Gifford (@KathieLGifford) August 9, 2015
According to The New York Times, Frank was an NFL Hall of Famer who played for the New York Giants as a running back and receiver. There, Frank helped the team secure five Eastern Conference titles as well as one NFL championship.
Frank played from 1952 to 1960 and then, from 1962 to 1964. He was named the most valuable player of 1956 when the Giants won the championship. And in 1977, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. After suffering a concussion from a game during 1960, Frank announced his retirement in February, the following year.
And as he left the stadium, Frank went to work for television as a sportscaster for “Monday Night Football” in 1971. He became an instant hit and stayed on in the show until 1998.
Frank is now survived by Kathie Lee and their son, Cody and daughter, Cassidy. Moreover, Frank is also survived by his three children from his first marriage to Maxine Avis – Jeff, Kyle and Victoria – along with five grandchildren.
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