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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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Chia    

Rest in peace!

1325 days ago
2.

WD41    

Dandy Don is signing off.

1325 days ago
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diogenes    

Rest in peace Dandy Don. Prayers to the family.

1325 days ago
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22gigantes    

Turn out the lights. The party's over. :( You'll be missed, Dandy Don.

1325 days ago
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Freddy    

"Turn out the lights, the party's over, after all good things must come to an end". Rest in Peace Dandy Don you will be missed.

1325 days ago
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Lowfreq13    

"Turn out the lights, the party's over. They say all good things must end..."

Thanks Dandy Don, and God Bless.

1325 days ago
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Liz    

I loved Don Meredith. Condolences to the family. Rest In Peace.

1325 days ago
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TMZgossip    

Turn out the lights Dandy Don
you, howard & frank put Monday Night Football on the map!!!!!

1325 days ago
9.

Larry    

Always hated the Cowboys as a team but, loved this guy.
Rest in peace.

1325 days ago
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anon    

HEY TMZ!!! Don was more famous for playing football here in Texas for the Dallas Cowboys not as a stupid announcer for football! RIP Don...

1325 days ago
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marymac    

Awww. Rest in peace, Dandy Don. :(

1325 days ago
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Debbidy73    

You will be missed Dandy Don. Loved to watch the three of you. You were a legand :)

1325 days ago
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J. Iturbe    

Sad day. You will be missed Dandy.

1325 days ago
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Bubba    

MNF has never beed as good again as it was with Don and Howard Cosell.

1325 days ago
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chubbs McBuff    

Very entertaining man. I loved the episode he did on King of the Hill.

1325 days ago
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