One other soccer tragedy. Former NFL star Tony Siragusa died on the age of 55.
The previous defensive deal with’s broadcast agent, Jim Ornstein, confirmed the information on Wednesday, June 22. “This can be a actually unhappy day,” he instructed the Associated Press. “Tony was far more than my consumer, he was household. My coronary heart goes out to Tony’s family members.”
A reason for dying was not instantly revealed.
Siragusa, who was nicknamed “The Goose,” started his NFL profession in 1990 with the Indianapolis Colts. The New Jersey native performed with the workforce for seven seasons earlier than signing with the Baltimore Ravens in 1997. In January 2001, he helped lead the workforce to victory over the New York Giants in Tremendous Bowl XXXV.
“It’s a tragic day to be a Raven, I need to say,” Jamal Lewis, who performed with Siragusa for 2 years, instructed TMZ of his former teammate’s dying.
“I’m heartbroken as is all of Colts Nation,” tweeted Jim Irsay, proprietor of the Indianapolis Colts. “The Goose squeezed 200 enjoyable loving years into 55!! He was probably the most bodily strongest gamers I’ve ever seen in 50 years💪🏼🏈 In Greece, they might ask 1 query on the finish of 1’s life; Did He Have Ardour? In Tony’s case … Sure He Did!!”
After retiring from the NFL in 2001, Siragusa turned a sideline reporter and analyst for Fox, the place he labored till 2015. He additionally hosted a house renovation sequence referred to as Man Caves, which aired on the DIY Community from 2007 to 2015.
The previous athlete cohosted the present with contractor Jason Cameron, and every episode showcased the duo as they helped members remodel rooms of their properties into “man caves.” The sequence featured a number of superstar purchasers through the years together with Snoop Dogg, Charlie Sheen and Kris Humphries.
Siragusa is survived by his spouse, Kathy Siragusa, and their kids Samantha, Ava and Anthony Jr.
Information of the commentator’s dying broke hours after the Ravens introduced that present participant Jaylon Ferguson died at age 26. “We’re profoundly saddened by the passing of Jaylon Ferguson,” the Maryland-based NFL workforce stated in a press release on Wednesday. “He was a sort, respectful younger man with a giant smile and infectious character. We categorical our heartfelt condolences to Jaylon’s household and mates as we mourn a life misplaced a lot too quickly.”
After Siragusa’s dying was introduced, Ravens broadcaster Gerry Sandusky stated that followers had been “shocked” by the back-to-back deaths of the Tremendous Bowl champion and the surface linebacker. “This is without doubt one of the saddest days in Ravens historical past,” he tweeted on Wednesday. “A participant so younger with potential, and a legend who introduced so [much] pleasure and impression to the sector. Gone. Robust to wrap your head round.”