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.
Frank Gifford played with the New York Giants his entire NFL career, from 1952 to 1964. In 1956 he was league MVP and lead the team to a championship before it was the Super Bowl.
After his playing career ended he became a sports commentator first for CBS and then as a co-host of Monday Night Football from 1971 to 1985.
Gifford was married to Kathie Lee Epstein, current TODAY show host, on October 18, 1986. Children: Cassidy Erin Gifford, Cody Newton Gifford, Victoria Denise Gifford, Jeff Gifford, Kyle Gifford