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NFL Legend John Madden Passes Away At The Age Of 85

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NFL Hall of Fame legend, and the name and face behind EA’s video game series Madden NFL, John Madden, passes away at eighty five.

NFL Legend John Madden Passes Away At The Age Of 85- Inner

The Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster, John Madden, whose simple explanations and exultant calls had delighted all and been an almost regular soundtrack for NFL games for almost three decades, died on Tuesday morning, the league confirmed. He was eighty five years old.

John Madden retired from a highly successful coaching career and had the second highest winning percentage of any coach in the league and became an analyst for the NFL and was the recipient of several Emmys as well. The job of analyst demanded heavy travel. This was aggravated by Madden’s severe fear of flying. And hence he travelled from location to location in “the Madden cruiser”, a tricked out RV.

Roger Goodell, the NFL commissioner, in his statement said, “Nobody loved football more than Coach. He was football”, adding that, “there will never be another John Madden, and we will be forever indebted to him for all he did to make football and the NFL what it is today”.

It was on Christmas Day that a ninety minute documentary “All Madden”, highlighting Madden’s coaching and broadcasting career, debuted on Fox. The documentary featured a series of extensive interviews that the legend had sat for, throughout the year. It also featured interviews of his wife Virginia and his sons, Joseph and Michael.

Documentary On John Madden's Coaching & Broadcasting Career, 'All Madden' Premiered On Fox On Christmas Day

John Madden was a long-time resident of the Bay Area suburb, Pleasanton, California. He passed away at the age of eight five, on the morning of Tuesday, December 28, 2021, two days before his sixty second wedding anniversary with Virginia.

Madden’s death is a great loss to the world of football. And it is being deeply mourned by fans of football all across the world. The condolences started pouring in, from over the world, as soon as the news of his death broke.

EA Sports’ highly successful video game series, Madden NFL, which was named after the legend, in its own statement said, “John Madden was synonymous with football for more than 50 years. His knowledge of the game was second only to his love for it, and his appreciation for everyone that ever stepped on the gridiron. A humble champion, a willing teacher, and forever a coach. Our hearts and sympathies go out to John’s family, friends, and millions of fans. He will be greatly missed, always remembered, and never forgotten.

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