Tony Siragusa, former NFL star and TV personality, dead at 55
Longtime NFL player and personality Tony Siragusa has died at 55, according to multiple reports.
Siragusa died in his sleep, according to Pro Football Network.
Known affectionately as “Goose,” Siragusa spent twelve years in the NFL with the Colts and Ravens, winning Super Bowl XXXV with Baltimore in 2001. He then spent over a decade as the sideline analyst for Fox NFL Sunday.
He was part of the late ’90s Ravens Super Bowl championship team, anchoring the tackle position for an all-time defense that also included Ray Lewis, Rod Woodson and Chris McAlister. The Ravens defeated the Giants 34-7 in the Super Bowl.
It was the second tragic loss of the day for the Ravens family. Earlier Wednesday, the team announced that linebacker Jaylon Ferguson had passed away at 26.
“It’s a sad day to be a Raven I must say,” former running back Jamal Lewis told TMZ.
In a 2012 interview with Howard Stern, Siragusa mentioned that his father died of a heart attack when he was 48, and passed away in his presence. He also said that heart disease runs in his family.
“If I die tomorrow, I told my wife, just put a smile on my face. Put a little [Frank] Sinatra on,” he said in that interview.