Celebrities React To Frank Gifford's Death, As The NFL Legend Was So Well-Loved
If you didn’t yet know, NFL broadcaster Frank Gifford passed away on Sunday, Aug. 9. He was 84 years old at the time of his death. NBC News relayed his family's statement regarding the loss, saying, “It is with the deepest sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved husband, father and friend, Frank Gifford. Frank died suddenly this beautiful Sunday morning of natural causes at his Connecticut home. We rejoice in the extraordinary life he was privileged to live, and we feel grateful and blessed to have been loved by such an amazing human being. We ask that our privacy be respected at this difficult time and we thank you for your prayers.”
Gifford was married to talk show host Kathie Lee Gifford, and had two children with her, including The Gallows actress Cassidy Gifford. Considering that Gifford was a bona fide star in his own right, as well, many, many fellow celebrities have taken the time to voice their thoughts on his passing. In what ranges from 140 character Twitter memorials to abounding sympathy being sent to his family, the tributes have been pouring in. All of the devastated reactions to his death just serve to show that Gifford was every bit as great as he was thought to be.
Here are how 16 celebrities reacted to Frank Gifford’s passing:
Kendall Jenner Honored Her Godfather
...In the most gracious way.
Lori Loughlin And Nancy Sinatra Sent These Sweet Sentiments
Lance Bass, Marlee Matlin, And Billy Eichner Voiced Their Sadness For Kathie Lee
So great to see so much support for her.
Pete Davidson Recalled A Touching Memory
What a great experience to have had.
Al Roker Was Eloquent In His Send-Off
Jeffrey Wright Remembered Him As "Old-School"
Donald Faison Kept It Simple
Sometimes, simple is best.
Patti Stanger's Tweet Was Heartfelt
For Stanger to insist they were soulmates is especially touching.
Hoda Kotb's Tribute Was Beautiful
So much love for her friend's family.
Michael Strahan's Tweet Showed He Is In Mourning, Too
Especially considering his talk show and NFL connections to Gifford.
Ellen Degeneres Was So Genuine
She always is.
Bo Derek Remembered Gifford As A "Great One"
Donald Trump Sent Condolences
Seemed like a great guy, indeed.
Clearly, Gifford is already sorely missed.