(NEW YORK) — NFL Films president Steve Sabol passed away on Tuesday after an 18-month battle with brain cancer. He was 69.
“Steve Sabol was the creative genius behind the remarkable work of NFL Films,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in a statement. “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 leaves behind his wife, Penny, and his son, Casey.
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John Newsome and Anne Woolsey, CNN