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Report: Minnesota Vikings Assistant Tony Sparano Dead At 56

Four Minnesota Vikings helmets sitting on the field.

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN - MAY 3: Helmets belonging to the Minnesota Vikings are seen during a rookie minicamp on May 3, 2012 at Winter Park in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

A tragedy has struck the Minnesota Vikings. Their offensive line coach Tony Sparano has reportedly died.

According to a new report from KSTP-TV, Sparano passed away at home on Sunday. He was only 56.

Sparano had been with the team since 2016. He's been a coach in the NFL since 1999.

In addition to his many stints as an assistant, Sparano was the head coach of the Miami Dolphins from 2008 to 2011. He took the team to the playoffs in 2008, the year after Miami went 1-15.

Sparano was also the offensive coordinator of the New York Jets in 2012 and the interim head coach of the Oakland Raiders in 2014.

As a college head coach, Sparano went 41-14-1 at New Haven from 1994-98. He took the team to the Division II national championship game in 1997.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Sparano's family, friends and the Vikings organization.

We will update this story as more details emerge.