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.