NBC News reports that former NFL running back, Monday Night Football announcer, and football Hall of Famer Frank Gifford passed away this morning at the age of 84. Here is the statement that his family released:
I've learned more from reading Marcella Hazan's cookbooks over the years than I have from any chef other than Jacques Pepin. She was tough, unsparing, beautiful.
We all die. It may be peacefully as you sleep, a popped vessel that fades your dreams to black. It may be gradually over weeks, a diagnosed dénouement, a slow degenerative smolder that allows fear to give way to acceptance to give way to peace. It may be YouTubeably sudden, as the locomotive sheers through the…