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“The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away,” the 62-year-old talk show host started by saying. “That’s something that my family and I went through last week.”
Kathie thanked the public for their support in this difficult time and she opened up about Frank‘s upbringing and his faith.
“He passed away instantly that morning, all dressed in what he knew was my favorite outfit. White shirt, very tight black jeans—he knew he looked good. Having his coffee, watching his TV, getting ready to go ready for church, excited about what we were going to have for lunch,” Kathie said.
“I’m grateful that the Lord took him that way because the only thing that Frank has ever been afraid of his entire life was being a burden to those he loved. He never wanted to be hooked up to machines he never wanted to lose his dignity. He’d seen so much of that through the years and that’s what I prayed, that the Lord would take him the way he wanted to go,” Kathie concluded. “And so I thank the Lord for that, for his grace to us as a family, and I pray his grace on all of you as well.”
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The 51-year-old television personality has been the host of the fourth hour of the morning show alongside Frank‘s wife Kathie Lee Gifford since 2007.
“Kath said something to me yesterday. She said, ‘This is not a tragedy.’ I was holding her hand, and she said, ‘A 4-year-old girl having cancer is a tragedy,’” Hoda said. “She said Frank lived to be almost 85. She said he lived an incredible life, has an incredible family and an incredible legacy. She said his life is a triumph.”
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very sad day. Rest in Peace to my Godfather. The legend, Frank Gifford.
— Kendall Jenner (@KendallJenner) August 9, 2015
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The 61-year-old Today host took to Twitter after news broke that the 84-year-old NFL Hall of Famer and sportscaster passed away from natural causes.
“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,” she tweeted.
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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
Sad news – former New York Giants star Frank Gifford died of natural causes on Sunday (August 9) at his home in Connecticut.
He was 84 years old and is survived by his wife, Today host Kathie Lee Gifford, 61.
Frank was an NFL Hall of Famer before becoming a sportscaster for many years.
“It is with the deepest sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved husband, father and friend, Frank Gifford,” the family said in a statement (via NBC). “Frank died suddenly this beautiful Sunday morning of natural causes at his Connecticut home. We rejoice in the extraordinary life he was privileged to live, and we feel grateful and blessed to have been loved by such an amazing human being. We ask that our privacy be respected at this difficult time and we thank you for your prayers.”
Our thoughts are with Frank‘s friends and family during this difficult time.
“I never saw this coming,” the talk show host said on The Today Show on Monday morning (April 27). She added that she was “shocked by the news.”
“We all want to know how to go forward. We all want to love him through this and we also know there are children who … have to learn how to deal with this,” Kathie added. “If you can imagine the surprise … How do you deal with that? The way you do, ultimately, is when you put love first and try to put yourself in someone else’s high heels, I suppose. Louboutins, in their case.”