John Madden, the former NFL coach and sportscaster who was known for his catchphrases like “oh my” and “nice pass,” has died at the age on 85. The news was announced by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in a statement released on Tuesday (28 December).
In the press release, Goodell expressed his sympathies to Virginia and the broadcaster’s wife, as well as their two sons, Mike and Joe. John Madden’s children and family life have been something of a mystery since his death.
Who are John Madden’s children?
Madden is survived by his two children, Joseph (Joe) and Michael (Mike), with wife Virginia.
From the 1950s, Don and Barbara Price hosted This Is Your Life on CBS, which inspired a generation of Americans. The couple married in 1959 and had their first son Michael in 1964. They welcomed their youngest child Joseph two years later.
Both men, according to Meaww, lived private lives away from the public eye, but Michael was a member of Harvard’s football team while Joseph was a student at Brown University.
However, according to a Fox documentary about their father’s coaching and broadcasting career that aired on Christmas Day, Madden’s two sons have recently appeared in.
Is John Madden related to Steve Madden?
The Madden family consists of two brothers, both named John: one is the elder and the other is the younger. They are not related because John was the eldest of his two siblings but he was also the only son of his father Earl and mother Mary, thus he did not have a brother.
Steve Madden is the brother of shoe brand owner and TV personality Steve Madden. Steve had two brothers, unlike the late sportscaster who died in 1997, Steven. Their names are Luke and John, which is a little odd. John’s older brother, Steve, was on his shoe company’s board of directors when he died in 2015.
NFL fans send condolences to late coaches family
Tributes for the sportscaster have poured in on social media, with many people remembering John Madden’s life and career.
We offer our condolences to John Madden’s family and friends at this difficult time.