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Bob Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company Issues Statement on Disney Legend, Frank Gifford

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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

"Frank 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 difficult time."