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Public memorial service set for John Madden

A public memorial service for John Madden will be held Tuesday, Feb. 15, in Oakland, the NFL announced in a press release Friday.

The Super Bowl-winning coach, long-time broadcaster and video game creator passed away Dec. 28, at the age of 85. The NFL release said the Madden family has been “overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support during the difficult time following John Madden’s passing.”

More details on the public service will be announced later.

Madden coached 10 seasons in the NFL, posting a 103-32-7 regular-season record. He led Oakland to a Super Bowl victory in 1977 and was later enshrined in the Pro Hall of Fame in 2006.

After retiring from coaching in 1978, he moved to the broadcast booth where he became one of football’s most popular commentators while winning 16 Emmys. He later lent his name to the popular football video game franchise “Madden NFL,” which ranks among the top-selling titles of all time.

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