(CBS) After an 18-month battle with brain cancer, NFL Films’ president Steve Sabol has passed away.
He was 69.
“Steve Sabol was the creative genius behind the remarkable work of NFL Films,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. “Steve’s passion for football was matched by his incredible talent and energy. … 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.”
Steve’s father, Ed, created NFL Films in 1963.