Giants legend Frank Gifford passes away
Published On August 10, 2015 | Entertainment News
Old school New York Giants star FRANK GIFFORD died yesterday at the age of 84.
After his playing career, he co-hosted “Monday Night Football” from 1971 to 1997, and he was married to KATHIE LEE GIFFORD.
His family released a statement saying, quote, “It’s with the deepest sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved husband, father and friend, Frank Gifford . . .
“[He] 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.”
Then Kathie Lee Tweeted, quote, “Deeply grateful to all for your outpouring of grace. We are steadfast in our faith and finding comfort in knowing where Frank is.”
Frank played for the Giants his entire career, from 1952 to 1964. In 1956 he was named the league MVP, and led the team to a championship . . . although this was before it was called the ‘Super Bowl.’
He played running back, defensive back, wide receiver, and was used on special teams. He married Kathie Lee in 1986, when he was 56 and she was 33.
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