Statement from The Walt Disney Company on the Passing of Disney Legend Frank Gifford

The following statement is from Robert A. Iger, chairman and chief executive officer, The Walt Disney Company:

“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.”

To read more about Gifford’s extraordinary career as a player and broadcaster, as well as the lasting impact he made on his colleagues at The Walt Disney Company, please visit ESPN Front Row.