John Earl Madden was a football coach and sportscaster in the United States.
Although John Madden rose to prominence NFL (National Football League) commentator and broadcaster on Columbia Broadcasting System, Fox, and ABC American Broadcasting Companies.
However, he began his career as a coach for the AFL (American Football League and later joined the NFL Oakland Raiders.
Madden was a well-liked Raiders coach for ten years, winning the Super Bowl in 1977. He was the NFL’s youngest Super Bowl champion.
Madden used his popularity to his advantage, starring in a number of ads throughout the years. He was also well-known for his legendary vehicle, which he utilised when he refused to fly in 1979.
John Madden death: John Madden cause of death
What killed John Madden?
John Madden died suddenly at the age of 85. At the moment, no cause of death has been disclosed. It could be his health-related issue, however, we can’t confirm this.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell paid respect to the legend on Twitter, writing;
“We send our sympathies to Virginia, Mike, Joe, and their families on behalf of the entire NFL family. We all remember him as the Hall of Fame coach of the Oakland Raiders and a commentator for every major network, but he was also a loving husband, father, and grandpa.”
Goodell added, “Nobody cared more about football than Coach. He represented football. He was a fantastic sounding board for me and many others.”