New York: The NFL Films President Steve Sabol, 69, died on Tuesday of brain cancer in Moorestown, N.J.
“Steve Sabol was the creative genius behind the remarkable work of NFL Films,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement from the league confirming Sabol’s death.
“Steve’s passion for football was matched by his incredible talent and energy. Steve’s legacy will be part of the NFL forever. He was a major contributor to the success of the NFL, a man who changed the way we look at football and sports, and a great friend.”
Sabol was diagnosed with a tumour on the left side of his brain after being hospitalised for a seizure in March 2011, The Associated Press reported.
“Steve Sabol leaves a lasting impact on the National Football League that will be felt for a long time to come,” NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith said. “His vision and innovation helped make him a pioneer the likes of which the NFL has never seen before and won’t see again.”
Sabol is survived by his wife, Penny; his son, Casey; his parents, Audrey and Ed; and his sister, Blair.
Updated at: 12 December 2013
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