Pro Football Hall of Fame coach and broadcasting legend John Madden died Tuesday morning, the NFL announced.
He was 85.
“On behalf of the entire NFL family, we extend our condolences to Virginia, Mike, Joe and their families,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. “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 may have been known most recently for the popular football video games that bear his name, but he was first a coach.
He was hired by Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis in 1969 and at age 32 was given the reins to what became a storied franchise.
He had a 103-32-7 record with the Raiders, making eight playoff appearances and winning seven division titles before capping off his coaching career with a victory in Super Bowl XI over the Minnesota Vikings.
After stepping down from coaching after the 1978 season, he worked as an analyst for CBS Sports and became known for his partnership with Pat Summerall starting in 1981. CBS lost its NFC television rights to FOX in 1994 so he and Summerall went to the upstart network and worked together through the 2001 season.
He spent his final broadcasting years with Al Michaels on ABC’s Monday Night Football from 2002-2005 and Sunday Night Football on NBC from 2006-2008. His last broadcast was Super Bowl XLIII on February 1, 2009.
Madden was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006 and was the winner of 16 Emmy awards for his broadcasting.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: John Madden dies: Raiders’ Hall of Fame football coach, NFL analyst