Tony Sparano, the longtime NFL coach who's spent the past couple of seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, died this weekend. He was only 56.
Details on the tragic passing have started to emerge. Sparano reportedly passed away at his home over the weekend.
ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter just tweeted some new information, which he is reporting with fellow insider Chris Mortensen. Sparano was reportedly complaining of chest pains earlier in the week and made a trip to the hospital. Tests were done and he was sent home.
Sparano, who had previously served as the head coach of the Miami Dolphins and Oakland Raiders, was reportedly about to leave for church on Sunday when his wife found him unconscious in the kitchen.
"Sparano complained about chest pains this weekend and went to hospital Thursday. Doctors did tests, but released him Friday," Schefter tweeted.
"Tony Sparano and his wife, Jeannette, were about to leave for church this morning when she found him unconscious in their kitchen. She tried CPR, but he could not be revived. He was 56."
The Vikings have yet to release an official statement on Sparano's death. An official statement is likely coming at some point later today.
Our thoughts are with Tony's family and friends. May he rest in peace.
Update: The Vikings have released an official statement. You can read it below: