Tony Siragusa, Super Bowl XXXV Champion, Dead At 55

Tony Siragusa, the former defensive tackle for the Super Bowl XXXV winning Baltimore Ravens and a former FOX Sports broadcaster, has died at the age of 55.

Former Ravens running back Jamal Lewis confirmed his teammate’s death to TMZ Sports on Wednesday (June 22).

“It’s a sad day to be a Raven I must say,” Lewis said.

Siragusa’s cause of death is unknown as of Wednesday afternoon, TMZ confirmed.

Siragusa signed with the Indianapolis Colts after going undrafted out of the University of Pittsburgh in the 1990 NFL Draft.

The larger-than-life lineman signed with the Ravens in 1997 and was a key member of the team’s legendary defensive unit during the 2000 NFL season, which defeated the New York Giants, 34-7, to win the franchise’s first Super Bowl.

Following his retirement, Siragusa contributed to FOX Sports‘ NFL broadcasts from 2003-15 as a sideline reporter and analyst and made numerous media appearance outside of football, which included playing the role of Frankie Cortese on the Sopranos and a Russian mobster in the film 25th Hour.

News of Siragusa’s death comes hours after the Ravens announced the passing of linebacker Jaylon Ferguson Wednesday morning.

“We are profoundly saddened by the tragic passing of Jaylon Ferguson,” the team said in a statement. “He was a kind, respectful young man with a big smile and infectious personality. We express our heartfelt condolences to Jaylon’s family and friends as we mourn a life lost much too soon.”

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