Frank Gifford Dies at 84

By Mark Joyella 

Frank Gifford, the Hall of Fame football player and longtime Monday Night Football host alongside Howard Cosell and Don Meredith, has died. The Gifford family said he died suddenly of natural causes at his home in Connecticut.

Gifford was 84. His wife, Kathie Lee Gifford, is a co-host on NBC’s Today.

Gifford Family statement on the passing of Frank Gifford:


It is with the deepest sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved husband, father and friend, Frank Gifford. 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.

The Gifford Family