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Kathie Lee Gifford's Family Donates Frank Gifford's Brain To Be Studied — Reveals He Suffered From Concussion-Related Disease
Kathie Lee Gifford and her family are hoping that their tough loss can help others.
They say the former football star suffered from Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy — AKA CTE — because of all the concussions he had back when he was an active athlete.
The 62-year-old and her family learned about the injury before the sportscaster died at the age of 84. They revealed in a statement that they have decided to donate his brain to be studied, saying:
The Eagles of Death Metal will never forget the show they were playing at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris that was cut short when terrorists shot 89 people dead earlier this month.
Julian Dorio, the drummer for the rock band, says he is "counting down the days" until they can return to the Paris arena and finish the concert.
He wrote in the caption: