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John Madden Dead - Legendary NFL Coach & Broadcaster Dies at 85

John Madden Dead - Legendary NFL Coach & Broadcaster Dies at 85

The pro football world is mourning the death of a legend.

On Tuesday (December 28), the NFL announced the death of legendary Raiders coach, broadcaster, and Madden video game namesake John Madden. He was 85-years-old.

Click inside to read the NFL’s statement…

“Earlier today we received the sad news that the great John Madden died unexpectedly this morning. He was 85,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in a statement shared on Twitter.

“On behalf of the entire NFL family, we extend our condolences to Virginia, Mike, Joe and their families,” the statement continued. “We all know him as the Hall of Fame coach of the Oakland Raiders and broadcaster who worked for every major network, but more than anything, he was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.

Commissioner Goodell added, “Nobody loved football more than Coach. He was football. He was an incredible sounding board to me and so many others. There will never be another John Madden, and we will forever be indebted to him for all he did to make football and the NFL what it is today.”

John coached the Las Vegas Raiders from 1969 until 1978. He and the team won the Super Bowl in 1976. After leaving coaching, John went on to work as an NFL TV commentator from 1979 until 2008.

In 1988, John launched the Madden NFL video game, which was originally called John Madden Football.

He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006.

As of right now, John‘s cause of death has not been revealed.

Our thoughts are with John Madden‘s loved ones during this difficult time.

We’ve sadly lost so many stars in 2021.

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