Tony Siragusa, a former NFL star, television analyst, and host has died at the age of 55.
On Wednesday, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay tweeted that he was "heartbroken" to learn of the Super Bowl champion's passing. Irsay followed up his tweet with another praising Siragusa's passionate approach to life.
The Goose squeezed 200 fun loving years into 55!! He was one of the most physically strongest players I have ever seen in 50 years💪🏼🏈 In Greece,they would ask 1 question at the end of one’s life; Did He Have Passion? In Tony’s case..Yes He Did!!💪🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼❤️— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) June 22, 2022
Siragusa was a defensive tackle in the NFL for 12 seasons with the Indianapolis Colts and the Baltimore Ravens, winning a Super Bowl with the Ravens in 2000. After retiring, Siragusa served as a Fox Sports sideline analyst from 2003 to 2015 and hosted DIY Network's home renovation show Man Caves.
News of Siragusa's death comes just hours after the Ravens honored player Jaylon Ferguson, 26, who passed away earlier Wednesday. Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti told ESPN, "This is a tremendously sad day for the Baltimore Ravens. We appreciate everyone who has expressed an outpouring of support for our players, coaches and staff."
Bisciotti described Siragusa as "a special person" with a "larger-than-life personality."
Siragusa is survived by his wife of 27 years, Kathy, as well as their three children, Samantha, Ava, and Anthony Jr.
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