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Steve Sabol, half of the father-son team that revolutionized sports broadcasting, died Tuesday of brain cancer at age 69 in Moorestown, N.J. He leaves behind a league bigger than ever, its fans enthralled by the plot twists and characters the NFL Films president so deftly chronicled.
"Steve Sabol was the creative genius behind the remarkable work of NFL Films," NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement from the league confirming Sabol's death. "Steve's passion for football was matched by his incredible talent and energy. Steve's legacy will be part of the NFL forever. He was a major contributor to the success of the NFL, a man who changed the way we look at football and sports, and a great friend."
Sabol was diagnosed with a tumor on the left side of his brain after being hospitalized for a seizure in March 2011.
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