The group’s announcement did not list the cause or location of his death.
“The Syracuse family urges everyone to respect their privacy during this difficult time,” the organization said.
Before working at Fox Sports from 2003 to 2015, Syracuse had a 12-year playing career as a defensive tackle with the Indianapolis Golds and Ravens, a side decade analyst on the network’s NFL broadcasts.
“It’s a tough one. I love Goose like a brother,” said former Ravens superstar Ray Lewis. “From the first day we met, I knew life was different. I knew he was someone who would change my life forever. He’s the kind of person who made you feel important and special. You can never change that. You’re such a man.
“On the field, he was the final competitor who showed the best of us all.”
Former running back Jamal Lewis said Syracuse was one of the most humble and funny guys he knew. They were neighbors next door in the gameday locker room.
“He never bothered and enjoyed life,” Lewis said. “When there were butterflies in my stomach, he joked and lifted me up.”
“As soon as I realized we were locked inside, I already knew who did it,” Sharp told ESPN in 2021. “When the suits are pulled and things happen, you know somewhat who will do that, it’s Goose.”
Syracuse appeared in four episodes of “The Sopranos” in the small role of Frankie Cortes and starred in the 2002 Spike Lee film “25th Hour”.
In analyzing games for Fox, Syracuse is sometimes known for his crazy outfits. At a game in London, he wore a bowler and a black peacock. He wore a Christmas tree sweater for a holiday game.
“This is a very sad day for the Baltimore Ravens,” owner Steve Picciotti said in a statement. “We appreciate everyone who has expressed support for our players, coaches and staff.”
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