A Popular American football player Tony Siragusa also known as “The Goose” died on 22nd June 2022, Wednesday at the age of 55 in his sleep. The exact cause of death was not revealed immediately by any of the family members. The sudden death of a former star player has shocked everyone. There are a lot of speculations on Tony Siragusa’s cause of death. People on the internet speculated that Tony Siragusa has lost a lot of weight before his sudden death. And many people are also believing that the reason for the former professional football player’s death might be Sleep Apnea.
The internet is full of rumours and uncertainty. Nothing has been confirmed yet about Tony Siragusa’s health issues but we would like to share some details about Tony Siragusa that we have found in our research. Our condolence to his wife Kathy Giacalone & to the whole family. Tony was a super player and had left this world too soon.
Before we get into the details of Tony Siragusa’s Weight Loss, health issues & his death cause, we would like to walk you through the glorious life as a player he had.
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Who Was Tony Siragusa?
Tony Siragusa’s full name was Anthony Siragusa Sr. Tony was born on May 14th 1967 in Kenilworth, New Jersey. He was a defensive tackle for Indianapolis Colts for 12 seasons & for Baltimore Ravens in NFL (National Football League). After he got retired from professional football, Tony started working for Fox Network as a sideline analyst for NFL games broadcast. He was there with Fox Network from 2003 to 2015.
Almost all of us know Tony Siragusa as a professional football player but in his high school days at David Brearley High School in Kenilworth, New Jersey, Tony was also a member of the wrestling team along with playing football. Tony was the New Jersey state wrestling champion.
After graduating from high school, Tony Siragusa attended the University Of Pittsburgh. And there he played football for the Pittsburgh Panthers. He was a defensive tackle in his junior seasons from 1986 to 1987. But in 1988 April, while practicing, Tony suffered an injury. Tony tore his left anterior cruciate ligament. He underwent surgery and was not able to play & had to sit out the entire 1988 season. Siragusa was one of the potential first-round draft picks but his injury changed the possibilities. He went undrafted in the 1990 NFL draft due to his injury.
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Tony Siragusa Weight Loss
Tony Siragusa’s interview was posted on BaltimoreSun.Com on the 4th of August 1998. According to the interview, Tony Siragusa was 320 pounds heavy at that time. And being a player this weight is quite high. Tony also mentioned his daily life struggle to be in his team as he was overweight. He was continuously trying to lose some pounds. Tony was focusing on his diet. He was mostly seen having fruits.
According to the interview, Tony told “I guess it was a personal thing for me“. Further, in the same interview, Siragusa told that a lot of people doubted him. He was always under the gun, not being a draft pick and being a free agent and he further added that he kept fighting.
“That’s the biggest thing I can pass to the rookies right now: just every day wake up and know that you are going to be fighting not just for a job on the football team, but for your life.”
These were Tony’s words in the interview expressing his struggle to be in his team due to injuries and his weight issues.
Was Tony Siragusa Ill? Health Issues & Death Cause
According to DailyMail, at the time of his death, Tiny was 360 pounds heavy. Tony was in an interview with Howard Stern in September 2012. And when the conversation was going about his health and being overweight, Tony Siragusa told Howard that as the time passed Tony gained more weight. He further added that Heart disease runs in their family and Tony’s father died at the age of 48 due to a heart attack.
There are possibilities that Tony might be suffering from health issues like heart disease due to his overweight and his family history of heart disease. Tony Siragusa died in his sleep. His cause of death might be sleep apnea, too. Sleep Apnea is a serious & life-threatening disease. In this disease person’s breathing repeatedly stops & starts. People who snore very loudly and are mostly tired even after a full night’s sleep are at risk of Sleep Apnea.
But nothing has been confirmed yet and the actual death cause is still unknown. Nothing has been revealed by his wife Kathy Giacalone or by any other family member. We can only wait for confirmation from the family. Until then you will hear only speculation but not the actual cause of death of Tony Siragusa.
NFL star Tony Siragusa has passed away at the age of 55. The cause of death has not been revealed. Ferguson was found unresponsive at a home in Baltimore late Tuesday evening.
There was no signs of foul play or trauma and his cause of death has not yet been determined. pic.twitter.com/vaizIRkheJ
— Lisa Marie (@Lisamarie1577) June 22, 2022
Tony Siragusa Had Heart Attack?
The actual reason for NFL star player Tony Siragusa’s death is still unknown. But as per TMZ, before his sudden death, Tony was given CPR at his New Jersey home. According to the Toms River Police Department, officers were sent to his home which is on the barrier island in the beach section of New Jersey at around 11:45 AM. The department received a call stating that “CPR was in progress“.
But unfortunately, just after a short time officers reached there Tony was announced dead. The actual death reason of Tony Siragusa might be out soon as the autopsy is in progress as per the department.
And as I mentioned above Siragusa had heart issues running in his family, so, a heart attack might also be the reason for his death. We are waiting for his autopsy report. The actual reason would be clear once his report comes out.
Tony Siragusa Wife & Family
Everybody is shocked by the sudden death of former star football player of the Baltimore Ravens & Indianapolis Colts. Definitely, his family is in great sorrow after Tony’s death. Tony Siragusa has in his family his wife Kathy Giacalone and three children Ava Siragusa, Samantha Rose Siragusa & Anthony Jr.
Fans’ Reaction To Tony’s Death
— Best Bet NY (@NewYawkGiant) June 22, 2022
Very sad news… RIP Former Pitt Panther great Tony Siragusa.
I remember watching him play at Pitt Stadium as a kid. One of Pitt’s greatest players and greatest characters. 😢#goose #tonysiragusa pic.twitter.com/fdH3sKZWqx
— 001PittFan (@001_pitt) June 22, 2022
On the same day, two former players died. One is Tony Siragusa & the other one is 25 years old former NFL player Caleb Swanigan. It is sad to see the sudden deaths of our beloved players.