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'Monday Night Football' Announcer -- Dead at 72

12/6/2010 9:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

"Monday Night Football" legend Don Meredith -- one of the original members of the "MNF" broadcasting team -- died yesterday after suffering a brain hemorrhage and lapsing into a coma.

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Meredith -- who played quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys in the '60s -- joined Keith Jackson and Howard Cosell in the "MNF" broadcast booth in 1971.

He was 72.

Don's wife says a private ceremony will be held at the burial site in New Mexico.

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