Tony Siragusa, a former NFL defensive lineman, has died at the age of 55, according to his family. Apart from his pivotal role in the Ravens 2000 championship, he also appeared on the popular television series The Sopranos.
Tonys charisma and passion gave him the slew of nickname The Goose. He played seven seasons with the Indianapolis Colts and five seasons with the Ravens.
As the world mourns the loss of a great player and an exceptional human, let''s take a look at Tonys acting stint, net worth, and more.
Who did Tony Siragusa play on The Sopranos?
On The Sopranos, Tony played Frankie Cortes. His role was as Tony Sopranos driver and bodyguard. According to Vimbuzz, he appeared in four episodes.
After retiring as an NFL player, he appeared in the 2002 film 25th Hour as Kosty Novotny and even hosted the home-renovation seriesMan Caves for the DIY Network.
From 2003 to 2015, he worked as an analyst on Fox Sports.
Tony boasted a net worth of $6 million according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Family requests privacy
In a press release, Tonys'' family reveals that he passed away on Wednesday (December 22) and requested privacy from everyone during the busy time.
Tony Siragusa, a former NFL lineman and Baltimore Raven, has died this morning unexpectedly.
In this difficult time, the Siragusa family has demanded that everyone respect their privacy.
Tony was married to his wife, Kathy Giacalone, and the couple had three children together: Samantha, Ava, and Anthony Jr.
In this difficult time, the HITC sends its condolences to Tony''s family and friends.
Tributes pour in for NFL legend
Many have paid huge tributes to Tony on the back of his unexpected passing.
Renee and I are shocked and sad to learn of Tony Siragusa''s passing. Our deepest condolences and condolences go out to Kathy, their three children, and the rest of the Siragusa family.
Ozzie Newsome said by saying, "God was quite a character, but he was one of our leaders on the 2000 Super Bowl team. He was probably one of the best run-stoppers to play for our defense over the years. My heart is broken for Kathy, Samantha, Anthony Jr., andAva.They are in my prayers.
Tony was always the life of the party, according to NFL champ Rod Woodson. I know he loved his family and friends. Right now, my feelings are overwhelmed by sadness for his family.