The team announcement didn’t list a cause or place of his death.
“The Siragusa family asks that everyone respect their privacy during this difficult time,” ha detto l'organizzazione.
Siragusa had a 12-year playing career as a defensive tackle with Indianapolis Colts and Ravens before working for Fox Sports from 2003 per 2015, including nearly a decade as a sideline analyst on the network’s NFL broadcasts.
“This is a tough one. I love Goose like a brother,” former Ravens superstar Ray Lewis said. “From the first day we met, I knew that life was different. I knew he was someone who would change my life forever. He was a one-of-a-kind person who made you feel important and special. You can never replace a man like that.
“Sul campo, he was the ultimate competitor who brought out the best in all of us.”
Former running back Jamal Lewis said Siragusa was one of the most humble and funniest guys he knew. They were neighbors in the gameday locker room.
“He was never bothered and enjoyed life,” Lewis said. “While I had butterflies in my stomach, he was cracking jokes and pumping me up at the same time.”
Siragusa was one of the standouts on the first season of the HBO show “Hard Knocks, ” which follows an NFL team in training camp. He also appeared in four episodes of “I Soprano” as a minor character named Frankie Cortese and was in the 2002 Spike Lee film “25th Hour.”
The news of Siragusa’s death came hours after the Ravens announced outside linebacker Jaylon Ferguson had died
all'età 26. Non è stata fornita alcuna causa di morte. The Louisiana Tech prospect was drafted by Baltimore in the third round in
2019. Nel 38 games with the team
, 10 of which were starts
, Ferguson had
67 tackles and
4.5 sacks in three seasons
“This is a tremendously sad day for the Baltimore Ravens,” owner Steve Bisciotti said in a statement. “We appreciate everyone who has expressed an outpouring of support for our players, coaches and staff.”