We are so very sorry to report the passing of John Madden, icon of the NFL and sports broadcasting.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell issued a statement about the passing of John Madden:
“On behalf of the entire NFL family, we extend our condolences to Virginia, Mike, Joe and their families. We all know him as the Hall of Fame coach of the Oakland Raiders and broadcaster who worked for every major network, but more than anything, he was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Nobody loved football more than Coach. He was football. He was an incredible sounding board to me and so many others. There will never be another John Madden, and we will forever be indebted to him for all he did to make football and the NFL what it is today.”
Madden was much beloved by the sports world as well as the entertainment industry.
He was 85 years old.