Football Great Don Meredith Dead AT 72

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Don Meredith, the former Dallas Cowboys quarterback who served as a folksy foil for Howard Cosell on ABC’s ”Monday Night Football” and helped carve out the niche for colorful ex-athlete broadcasters, has died. ”Dandy Don,” as he was known, was 72.

Meredith’s wife, Susan, told The Associated Press her husband died Sunday in Santa Fe after suffering a brain hemorrhage and lapsing into a coma. She and her daughter were at Meredith’s side when he died.

”He was the best there was,” she said Monday, describing him as kind, warm and funny. ”We lost a good one.”



One thought on “Football Great Don Meredith Dead AT 72

  1. Gary Foster

    To the family of Don my sincerest condolences. I was fortunate to meet Don personally when I was working for his brother Jack at Docutel in Dallas. He treated me as though we had been friends forever. He was truely gifted in many ways. The world will miss him.

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