Terry Bradshaw to miss Super Bowl after the passing of his father

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Fox has announced that Terry Bradshaw will not take part in the network’s coverage of Super Bowl XLVIII after the passing of his father, William “Bill” Marvin Bradshaw, on Thursday.

“On behalf of everyone at FOX Sports, we want to extend our deepest sympathy to Terry, his [wife] Novis, brothers Gary and Craig and the entire Bradshaw family,” the network said Sunday. “All are in our thoughts and prayers today, and we respect their wishes for privacy during this very difficult time.”

Michael Strahan will take over Bradshaw’s broadcast roles for Fox’s Sunday coverage of the game.

A veteran of the U.S. Navy, William Bradshaw is survived by his wife, two siblings, three children and 12 grandchildren, according to an obituary in the Shreveport Times. He was 86 years old.