This morning was Kathie Lee Gifford’s first day back at work after the death of her husband, Frank Gifford, last Sunday on August 9. She paid tribute to her husband as well as thanked everyone for their well-wishes.
The ‘Today’ show welcomed Kathie Lee back on twitter:
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) August 17, 2015
Kathie Lee said:
I want to thank everybody for your love and your texts and your tweets…the outpouring has been extraordinary. It’s a heck of a way to find out how loved you are. Believe me, my family and I got great strength and comfort from it.”
She also said she was grateful about how he died.
He passed away instantly that morning, all dressed in what he knew was my favorite outfit — white shirt, very tight black jeans — having his coffee, watching his TV, getting ready to go, ready for church, and excited about what we were gonna have for lunch. I’m grateful the Lord took him that way. Because the only thing Frank was ever afraid of in his entire life was being a burden to those he loved.”
It sounds like he went suddenly but peacefully. That is much easier than suffering from a long, drawn-out illness. Here’s Kathie Lee’s tribute to him: