Who did Tony Siragusa play on The Sopranos as a former NFL tackle pass?

Who did Tony Siragusa play on The Sopranos as a former NFL tackle pass?
Who did Tony Siragusa play on The Sopranos as a former NFL tackle pass?

Former NFL defensive lineman Tony Siragusa has sadly passed away at age 55, his family shared in a press release. In addition to his pivotal role in the Ravens’ championship game in 2000, he also appeared on the hit television show ‘The Sopranos.’

Tony’s charisma and always charming character had earned him the nickname “El Ganso”. He played seven seasons with the Indianapolis Colts and five with the Ravens.

As the world mourns the loss of a great player and incredible human being, let’s take a look at Tony’s acting career, his net worth, and more.

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Who did Tony Siragusa play in ‘The Sopranos’?

Tony played the role of Frankie Cortes in The sopranos. His character served as Tony Soprano’s driver and bodyguard. According to Vimbuzz, he appeared in four episodes.

He went on to work in television for years after his retirement as an NFL player. He appeared in the 2002 movie. hour 25 like Kosty Novotny and even hosted the home renovation series man caves for the DIY Network.

He worked as an analyst at Fox Sports from 2003 to 2015.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Tony had an estimated net worth of $6 million.

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Family asks for privacy

In a press release, Tony’s family shared that he passed away on Wednesday morning (June 22) and requested everyone’s privacy during the difficult time.

“Former NFL and Baltimore Raven lineman Tony Siragusa passed away unexpectedly this morning.”

“The Siragusa family asks that everyone respect their privacy during this difficult time.”

Tony was married to his wife, Kathy Giacalone, and the couple had three children together: Samantha, Ava, and Anthony Jr.

HITC offers its condolences to Tony’s family and friends at this difficult time.

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It rains tributes to the legend of the NFL

Upon learning of his unexpected passing, many have paid heartfelt tributes to Tony.

Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti said, “Renee and I are stunned and heartbroken to learn of the sudden passing of Tony Siragusa. Our deepest prayers and condolences go out to Kathy, her three children, and the rest of the Siragusa family.”

Ozzie Newsome recalled Tony saying, “Goose 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 blockers that played for our defense over the years. My heart breaks for Kathy, Samantha, Anthony Jr. and Ava. They are in my prayers.”

NFL champion Rod Woodson said, “Tony was always the life of the party. I know he loved his family and friends. My feelings are overwhelmed right now with grief for his family.”

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