Reps for legendary quarterback Don Meredith have confirmed that he died Sunday at a Santa Fe, New Mexico, hospital.
A cause of death has not been released for the 72-year old legend.
Meredith, nicknamed “Dandy Don,” was on the original Monday Night Football broadcast team when it debuted in 1970, leaving the program nearly 15 years later.
There has been no word yet if ESPN is planning to honor the football icon during tonight’s Monday Night Football game between the New York Jets and New England Patriots.
“His wit, charm, and strength of personality were matched only by his wonderful leadership, toughness and athletic skill. His persona defined the Cowboys of the 1960s and set the course for what the franchise became,” said Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.
“Throughout 50 years of history, the Cowboys legacy has been built by dynamic and colorful personalities who could also compete at the highest level. No one fit that description better than Don Meredith.”
“Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends, and his spirit will be with Cowboys players and fans forever,” continued Jones.