With the news of Frank Gifford, husband of Kathie Lee Gifford, passing away at age 84 — as reported by Today — comes more interest in the woman who was his wife for many years. Fans of Kathie Lee know that the bubbly talk show host stood by Frank in times of good and bad, and now they are searching online for more information about the beloved couple.
While the Twitter account of Gifford hasn’t yet mentioned the death of Frank, the Gifford Family has put out a statement about the passing of the former New York Giants player, who died Sunday morning in his Connecticut home. His death was reportedly sudden and unexpected.
“It is with the deepest sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved husband, father and friend, Frank Gifford. Frank died suddenly this beautiful Sunday morning of natural causes at his Connecticut home. 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. We ask that our privacy be respected at this difficult time and we thank you for your prayers. The Gifford Family.”
With such a large age difference between the 84-year-old Frank and Kathie Lee — who was born in Paris on August 16, 1953 — Gifford’s age has been an occasional topic of discussion in relation to her late husband. Kathie Lee is set to turn 62-years-old one week after her husband’s death, making their 22-year age difference an interesting focal point for fans.
Another fascinating topic involves taking a journey through Google Images for photos of Kathie Lee, a woman who became best known to the American public after appearing for 15 years on the Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee morning show. Kathie Lee notably fought to have her name added alongside Regis Philbin’s name on the show, once her popularity proved just as important as his to viewers.
Fans of Frank and Kathie Lee stood by and watched over the years as Kathie brought viewers into the delivery room soon after birthing her babies and listened to countless stories about her family life. When Frank admitted guilt in an adultery scandal, fans of the couple watched as Kathie Lee spoke about the powerful advice she received from a friend about forgiveness.
“If you can’t forgive your husband — at least forgive the father of your children.”
As reported by the Inquisitr, Kathie Lee reunited with Regis for a Today gig.
[Lead image via Steve Mack / Getty Images]