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“NFL Films” Founder Steve Sabol Dies at Age 69

Posted Tuesday September 18, 2012 2:35 PM GMT

President of “NFL Films,” Steve Sabol, has passed away at the age of 69 today (September 18).

After suffering a seizure in 2011, doctors discovered an unresolvable brain tumor. He has been receiving treatment for the discovery ever since.

Steve began working with his father, Ed - NFL Films' founder - in 1964, and they introduced a series of innovations in the sport that include slow-motion replays to sticking microphones on coaches and players.

''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.

Roger added, ''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.''

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