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A sports legend has been silenced.
Pat Summerall, a football player turned famed NFL broadcaster who provided the understated yin to John Madden's boisterous yang for years, died Tuesday in Texas after suffering cardiac arrest. He was 82.
The former New York Giant called 16 Super Bowls, his last in 2002 alongside Madden, and was also known for his work covering tennis' U.S. Open and the Masters Tournament in golf.
And, judging by the outpouring of reactions to his passing, he was beloved by those who worked with him, watched him and listened to him.