Pro Football Hall of Famer and veteran sports journalist Frank Gifford
has died in Connecticut, his family announced on Sunday. He was 84. Bob Iger, Chairman and CEO of the Walt Disney Company has issued the following statement.
President of the Walt Disney Company Bob Iger
(L) and TV commentator Frank Gifford attend the 2008 Disney Legends
Ceremony at the Walt Disney Studios on October 13, 2008 in Burbank,
California.Source: Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images North America
Gifford was an exceptional man who will be missed by everyone who had
the joy of seeing his talent on the field, the pleasure of watching his
broadcasts, or the honor of knowing him.
His many achievements were defined by a quiet dignity and a personal
grace that is seldom seen in any arena; he truly embodied the very best
of us. Frank's contributions to ABC Sports and our company are
immeasurable. We are honored to call him a Disney Legend
and I am very fortunate to have called him a dear friend and
colleague. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this