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John Madden passes away at 85

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FILE – Broadcaster and former Oakland Raiders coach John Madden poses with his bust after enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday, Aug. 5, 2006, in Canton, Ohio. John Madden, the Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster whose exuberant calls combined with simple explanations provided a weekly soundtrack to NFL games for three decades, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021, the NFL said. He was 85.(AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)

The Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster John Madden died Tuesday morning at the age of 85, the National Football League announced. Tributes are pouring in from players, fans and the football community following the news of his passing.