On Tuesday, former Oakland Raiders coach and face of the wildly successful “Madden NFL” sports video games unexpectedly died at the age of 85.
Having won the 1976 Super Bowl, Madden later retired and became a premier sportscaster and a noticeable figure in American sports culture.
His death has led to heartfelt messages from celebrities and sports figures across the nation.
John Madden is the greatest, and most influential, sports broadcaster of all time. An absolute legend of sports, people will be playing the video game named after him generations to come. RIP.
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) December 29, 2021
When you think NFL football, you think John Madden.
RIP to a Legend. pic.twitter.com/8JYH7H9GKW
— Julian Edelman (@Edelman11) December 29, 2021
The Raiders Family is deeply saddened by the passing of the legendary John Madden.
— Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) December 29, 2021
Mr. Madden! A cultural icon, The John Madden, Rest In Peace 🕊 https://t.co/qtVFRQyBqt
— cameron jordan (@camjordan94) December 29, 2021
RIP 🙏🏾 https://t.co/BpN06IsvBx
— Mo Alie-Cox (@MoAlie81) December 29, 2021