Frank Gifford, sportscaster and NFL hall of famer, dies at 84

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Frank Gifford (Getty images)

Frank Gifford, a legendary sportscaster and NFL hall of famer, has died at 84, according to his family.

Gifford was a former football player and sportscaster. He was married to NBC anchor Kathie Lee Gifford, who hosts the 10 a.m. hour of “Today.”

The family as released the following statement:

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