Kathie Lee Gifford Returns to Today Show a Week After Husband Frank Dies – Gives Touching Tribute
Kathie Lee Gifford returned to the Today Show’s fourth hour only one week after her husband, Frank Gifford died suddenly in their Connecticut home.
During the fourth hour, Gifford spoke about how she and her family are coping with the sudden loss and the personal and touching story of how Frank Gifford’s faith shaped his life.
Kathie Lee stated,
“He would want you to know that he died in complete peace. He knew every sin he had committed was forgiven.”
Not sure why Kathie Lee would remind us of her husband’s sins. It was almost 20 years ago, her husband cheated on her with an airline stewardess. With hidden video cameras documenting Frank’s betrayal, we soon learned the airline stewardess may have been paid by the Globe to get Frank to betray his wife. Kathie Lee was always talking about happy she and Frank were on her daytime talk show, Live with Regis and Kathie and people were all too happy to knock her down a few pegs.
The couple rode the storm and managed to live a happy life together up until Frank Gifford’s death.
Kathie Lee paid tribute to her husband and thanked everyone for their love, texts and tweets. She said,
“The tributes to Frank were extraordinary and he would have loved him.” She continued, by talking about the public Frank but Kathie Lee shared a bit about the private Frank and said, “we laughed until the very end.” She said, “when he was a young boy, born into a poverty stricken home, during the depression.” She revealed he ate dog food at times and was grateful to eat that. He moved 29 times throughout his early childhood because his father couldn’t find a job. Frank knew what it was to be poor, hungry and helped to shape him. He was so grateful for everything he had and while he had nothing, they had their faith and that is what kept Frank and his family together. Frank kept his faith throughout his life.
The tribute was beyond touching. Check it out below.