Tony Siragusa, the NFL Defensive Tackle became a TV personality and has died aged 55.
The news was confirmed by Jim Irsay, the company’s owner Indianapolis Colts, where Siragusa spent seven of their 12 seasons in the league. Irsay said he was “heartbroken like all Colts Nation”.
Nicknamed “The Goose,” Siragusa weighed 330 pounds during his playing career and became a popular figure in Indianapolis due to his larger-than-life personality. He joined the Colts as an undrafted free agent in 1990 before joining the Baltimore Ravens 1997, with which he won the Super Bowl in the 2000 season.
Siragusa has been a TV fixture since retiring from football. He was a sideline reporter on Fox Sports until 2015 and appeared in The Sopranos as Frankie Cortese, Tony Soprano’s bodyguard and driver. He also hosted Man Caves, a home renovation show on the DIY Network.
He was married to Kathy and father of three children. Siragusa had 404 tackles, 22 sacks and five forced fumbles during his career.
Siragusa is the second Ravens player to die this week. Earlier Wednesday, the team confirmed linebacker Jaylon Ferguson had died at the age of 26.
Tony Siragusa, Super Bowl champion and TV personality, dies aged 55 | NFL
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