John Madden dies at the age of 85

Today’s world has lost a great NFL football great. For decades, John Madden was one of football’s most known ambassadors, on the field, in the broadcast booth, and as a video game entrepreneur.

On Tuesday, John , the Hall of Fame coach who became one of America’s most known ambassadors of professional football, reaching millions and decades from the broadcast booth and through the popular computer game that carries his name, died. He was 85 years old.

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John Madden was a football legend in the United States. He was widely recognized as the finest coach and sportscaster of all time. From 1969 through 1978, Madden was the head coach of the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). He led them to a championship triumph in Super Bowl XI because of his strategies and management (1977). John worked as a color commentator on NFL telecasts after retiring from coaching until 2009.

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John Madden died at the age of 85 ( Source:

Madden was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006 for his coaching career. He is also well-known for the long-running Madden NFL video game series, which he named, sponsored, and headlined beginning in 1988. Madden served on all four major networks as a color analyst: CBS (1979–1993), Fox (1994–2001), ABC (2002–2005), and NBC (2006–2008).

When did John Madden Die?

He died on December 28, 2021, at the age of 85

John Madden Cause of Death

His death was reported by the National Football League in a statement that did not specify the cause of death.