Frank Gifford praised by his wife Kathie Lee Gifford on Today show: He seems to be her real hero
Frank Giffordâ€™s wife Kathie Lee Gifford has come back to her ‘Today’ show. This was the first time that the wife of late hall of famer came to the show after his death last week.
The somber atmosphere in the studio can definitely be attributed to the sudden death of footballer and sportscaster. It was the first time that Kathie Lee Gifford came out of the mourning and joined the show with her co-host Hoda Kotb.
A very respected television faces in the US, Kathie Lee began the show on a very positive note. She congratulated Jenna Bush on the birth of daughter calling the baby “precious little baby girl”.
Then she went on to add in a very somber tone “The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh awayâ€¦That’s something that my family and I went through last week.” She said that her husband died around 9 o’clock in the morning on August 9.
Immediately after her husbandâ€™s death, in a statement, Kathie Lee said that the world must celebrate his life. â€œWe 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 beingâ€¦We ask that our privacy be respected at this difficult time and we thank you for your prayers.â€ On the other hand Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Co. said, â€œHis many achievements were defined by a quiet dignity and a personal grace that is seldom seen in any arenaâ€¦He truly embodied the very best of usâ€, a statement released teo the media had said.
She talked in detail about her husband saying â€œHe was born in 1930 into a poverty-stricken home where his father was an oil workerâ€¦He knew what it was like to be hungry. He knew what it was like to have no clothes on your backâ€¦But it made him so grateful. Honestly, he is the most grateful human being I have ever known and that colored everything he did.” She also noted that his faith played a key role in his perspective on the worldâ€¦.They had nothing, but they had their faithâ€¦Every time they moved to a new town, they’d go to church every week as a family, and, as a young child, Frank asked Jesus into his heart and that stayed with Frank his entire lifeâ€.
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