Monday, May 29, 2017; Washington, D.C. - We are saddened to hear that Frank Deford has passed away. Since 1980, Frank voiced sports commentary for NPR, leaving us 1,656 of his signature insights into the world of sports and the human stories behind athletic triumphs. He was a beloved colleague and a signature voice of public radio.
The world of sports commentaries will never be the same. The NPR and public radio family join his family, friends, and countless fans who miss him so dearly today.