American footballer-turned-Tv host Todd Christensen has died. He was 57.

The former Oakland Raiders player passed away in a Utah hospital on Wednesday (13Nov13) after suffering complications from a liver transplant. He had been reportedly waiting for the operation for 10 months while doctors found a donor.

After starting his National Football League (Nfl) career in 1979, the athlete made five Super Bowl appearances, winning two with the Raiders, before his retirement in 1988.

After giving up football, Christensen moved into athletics and became the top decathlete in the world for ages 45-and-over. He then carved out a Tv career, working as a broadcaster and co-hosting the debut season of American Gladiators alongside Mike Adamle.

He continued commentating until 2012, when he fell ill with liver disease.