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Kathie Lee Gifford "grateful" for support following Frank Gifford's death

Kathie Lee Gifford took to Twitter Sunday following the death of her husband, Pro Football Hall of Famer Frank Gifford.

Frank Gifford died at his Connecticut home of natural causes. He was 84.

"We rejoice in the extraordinary life he was privileged to live, and we feel grateful and blessed to have been loved by such an amazing human being," his family said in the statement. "We ask that our privacy be respected at this difficult time and we thank you for your prayers."

Kathie Lee Gifford later posted the following message on Twitter:

The "Today" show host's tweet was among the many messages on social media paying tribute to late NFL star:

Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb shared touching remarks from Frank Gifford on his legacy:

On how he'd like to be remembered, Frank Gifford said: "First and foremost, as a good father who had a job to do and...

Posted by Kathie Lee and Hoda on Monday, August 10, 2015
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