FRANK GIFFORD DEAD AT 84: Frank Was ICON On And Off The Field

Published on August 9, 2015

Frank Gifford was a legend, and not just on the football field. Rest in peace.

Few NFL players will ever be remembered in as many different ways as Frank Gifford.

One generation’s impressions were shaped largely by the 27 seasons Gifford spent as a Monday Night Football analyst.

An earlier generation can recall Gifford as a future Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee with the New York Giants who also was on the wrong side of one of the most devastating tackles in NFL history. And then there is the group of folks that know little of his football exploits but are well aware of who he is because of wife Kathie Lee Gifford’s popularity as a television host.

However he is celebrated, Gifford was truly unforgettable.

A statement released by his family through NBC News and confirmed to FOX Sports by the Hall of Fame stated that Gifford died in his sleep Sunday morning of natural causes at his Connecticut home. He was 84 years old.

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