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Football Legend And Sportscaster Frank Gifford Dead At 84

Frank Gifford, who played for the New York Giants in the 1950s and later became a sports broadcaster, has died at 84 years old.

By Leah Becerra | August 9, 2015

Former New York Giants football legend and sportscaster Frank Gifford has died at age 84.

His family announced the news, telling NBC he died of natural causes at his Connecticut home.

Gifford's athletic career started in 1952 and ended in 1964 — the era before the Super Bowl, when the Pro-Bowl was a main event.

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After leaving the gridiron, Gifford kept close to the game as a broadcaster — both with CBS and as an announcer with ABC on "Monday Night Football."

Gifford is survived by his wife — TV host Kathie Lee Gifford — and children. 

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