On Sunday, August 9th, 2015 the world learned that NFL Hall of Famer and New York Giants great, Frank Gifford had passed away at his home in Greenwich, Connecticut. Hoda Kotb, Willie Geist and their fellow Today show co-anchors delivered beautiful tributes to the football legend and Kathie Lee Gifford’s husband (which you can see by clicking HERE).
This morning, Kathie Lee Gifford returned to her role as Hoda Kotb’s co-host on Today’s fourth hour, and shared a moving, very emotional and beautiful tribute to Frank Gifford on the day after her birthday, which would have also been her late husband’s birthday as well. Kathie Lee told us how Frank passed right before they headed out for church on Sunday, we learned about Frank and Kathie Lee’s faith, how Frank Gifford grew up in poverty in California and Texas and what got his family through it, how his Christian faith and belief in God shaped him throughout his life, and that he believed in thanking police officers, crossing guards and firefighters for their service every chance he had.
Video: Watch Kathie Lee Gifford deliver a beautiful and emotional tribute to her late husband, Frank Gifford on the Today show on Monday, August 17, 2015.