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Todd Christensen

NFL Legend Dies During Surgery

11/13/2013 9:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1113-getty-Todd-ChristensenOakland Raiders tight end Todd Christensen -- a 5-time Pro Bowler who went on to host "American Gladiators" -- died this morning during a surgical procedure in Utah.  He was 57.

It's unclear what Todd was being treated for ... but he had battled liver disease and other illnesses in recent years.

Todd had a stellar 10-year career in the NFL -- and went on to co-host the 1st season of "American Gladiators" in 1989.

After that, Todd became an NFL broadcaster -- and worked with the "NFL on NBC" from 1990 to 1994.

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al baby    

Well that blows Kelly Bundy will be heart broken

311 days ago
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TomTavernier    

R.I.P. Todd

311 days ago
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HOOV    

R.I.P T.C.........Big Raider fan here, and he was one of the biggest ***** i ever met !

311 days ago
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Linda Moore    

Very sad!! RIP, Todd. Gone too soon!

311 days ago
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Il Cane di Ferro    

He sadly suffered from same liver disease as Walter Payton...http://www.innotechbreakthroughs.com/index.php?page=pg1&do***ent=todd-christensen-article

311 days ago
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Il Cane di Ferro    

Sadly he suffered from same liver disease as Walter Payton: http://www.innotechbreakthroughs.com/index.php?page=pg1&do***ent=todd-christensen-article

311 days ago
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phia    

How tragic dying while in surgery,may you rest in peace Todd.

311 days ago
8.

lickmy    

RIP

311 days ago
9.

Wow ...    

RIP. My condolences to family, friends and fans.

311 days ago
10.

Suzi    

Very Sad. RIP

310 days ago
11.

PhilipMarkum    

So sad. Too young to die. God bless him and his family.

301 days ago
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rsmik    

Sad and scary, you go to the hospital to be helped, not hurt

291 days ago

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