Celebrity Hoda Kotb, Goddaughter Kendall Jenner and More React to Frank Gifford's Death See how the stars reacted to Frank Gifford's passing on Sunday By Maria Mercedes Lara Maria Mercedes Lara Instagram Twitter Maria Mercedes Lara is the Digital Content Operations Director for PEOPLE, where she oversees content management and editorial workflow for the digital team as well as focus on increasing growth through PEOPLE's newsletters, homepage and notification audiences. She previously held the position of Deputy News Director for PEOPLE.com. Before joining PEOPLE, Maria worked at POPSUGAR, SpinMedia Group and Jezebel. She graduated with a B.A. in Literature from Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at the New School in New York City. Maria currently lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and two children. People Editorial Guidelines Published on August 9, 2015 07:25 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Getty(3) Frank Gifford, NFL legend and husband of Kathie Lee Gifford, died in his Connecticut home on Sunday night, his family confirmed in a statement to PEOPLE. As a New York Giants running back and beloved sportscaster, Gifford had many famous fans and friends, and they are already weighing in with their memories of the sports star. RELATED VIDEO: Kathie Lee Gifford Speaks of Heartbreak after NFL Legend Husband Frank Gifford Dies Everyone from Kathie Lee’s fourth-hour Today co-host Hoda Kotb to his goddaughter, Kendall Jenner have commented on social media about Gifford’s passing. Keep reading to see what they had to say about former football icon.