So sad. Frank Gifford passed away on Aug. 9, and celebs are morning the NFL legends’ sudden death on Twitter. See their heartbreaking tweets here.
Frank Gifford is gone but certainly not forgotten. After news broke that the renowned sportscaster passed away on Aug. 9 at the age of 84, celebs like Kendall Jenner, 19, and former New York Giants quarterback Kurt Warner, 44, took to Twitter to mourn the loss of Frank, who was married to TODAY show host Kathie Lee Gifford.
It’s a very sad day for sports fans. Frank, who was just one week shy of turning 85, died of natural causes in his Connecticut home, and celebs are extending their deepest regards to the Gifford family. From Kendall to Kurt, to Full House star Lori Loughlin, 51, here’s how celebs are reacting to the heartbreaking news.
very sad day. Rest in Peace to my Godfather. The legend, Frank Gifford.
— Kendall Jenner (@KendallJenner) August 9, 2015
Frank Gifford was an awesome gentleman. My prayers are with @KathieLGifford and their kids.
— Maria Shriver (@mariashriver) August 9, 2015
Saddened to hear of the passing of 1 of our game’s greats – Frank Gifford – my heart & prayers go out to Kathie Lee & family!
— Kurt Warner (@kurt13warner) August 9, 2015
My heart and prayers go out to my friend @KathieLGifford and her children. RIP Frank Gifford.
— Lori Loughlin (@LoriLoughlin) August 9, 2015
RIP Frank Gifford.I got the privilege 2 hang out with him and his family with my grandpa at a Giants game when I was little.Such a great guy — Pete Davidson (@petedavidson) August 9, 2015
So sorry to hear of the passing of Frank Gifford one of the very good guys. Prayers for his family. To Frank godspeed pic.twitter.com/ybKLKcVbTh
— Nancy Sinatra (@NancySinatra) August 9, 2015
Frank Gifford: An NFL Legend
Frank had an incredible career in sports and is considered to be a football legend. Starting his professional career with the New York Giants in 1952, he was on the team until 1964 as a running back, wide receiver and defensive back. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977. Upon retiring, he became a sportscaster, best known as the co-host of ABC’s Monday Night Football from 1971 to 1985. He covered major sporting events such as the 1972, 1976 and 1984 Summer Olympics.
Frank had five children — Jeff, Kyle and Victoria, from his first marriage to USC college sweetheart, Maxine Avis Ewart, and two with Kathie Lee, Cassidy and Cody.
Our thoughts go out to the Gifford family during this difficult time.
— Julianne Ishler