The NFL was hit with the sad news yesterday that former Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Tony Siragusa had passed away at the age of 55.
At the time, not much else was known about the tragic passing of the former Super Bowl champion. Many of his former teammates were shaken by the news, including Hall of Fame linebacker Ray Lewis.
One day after the heartbreaking loss, more details are emerging regarding Siragusa’s death.
According to Baltimore Police, the Ravens legend received CPR in his New Jersey home before passing away. The Toms River Police Department received a call at roughly 11:45am about a CPR in progress.”
Unfortunately, they were unable to revive Siragusa, and he was pronounced dead shortly after police and EMS arrived on the scene. The cause of his death is still unknown, according to the report from TMZ.
They also pointed out the eerie similarity between Siragusa’s death, and the passing of his father when Tony was just 21-years-old. While appearing on The Howard Stern Show back in 2012, Tony talked about how he and his brother attempted to administer CPR on their father after he suffered a heart attack in their home when he was 48-years-old. Sadly, they were unable to save him.
“In the middle of the night, I hear my mother screaming,” the former star football player recalled. “Me and my brother ran in there. And he was like gasping for air … I’m like trying to push his chest in and stuff.”
“We were just holding onto him,” Siragusa added.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Tony Siragusa’s friends and family.
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