Former American soccer coach and sports commentator John Madden has died
Former sports commentator and American soccer coach John Madden died at age 85. It was announced by the National Football League press office.
“Sad news has reached us of John Madden’s death this morning,” the league said in a statement. The cause of his death was not disclosed.
Madden rose to prominence as head coach of the Oakland Raiders (now the Las Vegas Raiders), with whom he won his 11th Super Bowl, the final NFL title game, in 1976. After his coaching career, he worked as a commentator as well as a sports analyst for channels such as CBS, ABC and NBC. In 2009, Madden officially ended his career as a sports commentator. The Madden NFL video game series produced by Electronic Arts is named after him.