Frank Deford Dead: Sports Writer, Broadcaster Dies at 78

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Frank Deford, the legendary Sports Illustrated writer who also made a mark on radio and television with a unique voice, died on Sunday at age 78. The Batimore-born Deford won countless awards during his life and helped raise awareness of Cystic Fibrosis.

Defords wife, Carol, confirmed the news to the Washington Post.

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