Death – NFL Legend John Madden Has Passed Away, Aged 85

Death – Obituary

John Madden – the voice, face and name of EA’s long-running Madden NFL series has passed away, aged 85.

While he was known mostly as a legendary coach and broadcaster, he had a huge impact on the video game industry as well. EA’s series was around on Xbox’s original platform and initially got its start on the Apple II in 1988.

Here’s a message from EA (via Twitter) remembering this sports legend:

John Madden
Image: EA

NFL’s official account also paid its respect to his involvement in the video game series over the years:

On behalf of the Pure Xbox community, our thoughts go out to John’s family and friends during this tough time.

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What Is An Obituary

In national newspapers an obituary (obit for short) is a news article that reports the recent death of a prominent person. Although it tends to focus on positive aspects of the subject’s life this is not always the case. According to Nigel Farndale, the Obituaries Editor of The Times: “Obits should be life affirming rather than gloomy, but they should also be opinionated, leaving the reader with a strong sense of whether the subject lived a good life or bad; whether they were right or wrong in the handling of their public affairs.”

In local newspapers, an obituary may be published for any local resident upon death. A necrology is a register or list of records of the deaths of people related to a particular organization, group or field, which may only contain the sparsest details, or small obituaries. Historical necrologies can be important sources of information.