Former Baltimore Ravens running back Lorenzo Taliaferro has died in his native Virginia at age 28 from a reported heart attack.
The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office announced his death on Wednesday night without revealing a cause, but Fox Baltimore reported that a family member said that Taliaferro died from a heart attack.
‘Earlier today, December 16, 2020, at approximately 3.07pm Deputies were dispatched to the 100 Block of Windsor Lane for a call of someone needing medical attention,’ read a statement from the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office.
‘Medics also arrived and transported the patient to a local hospital where he later passed away. Lorenzo Taliaferro was 28 years old. We cannot release any medical information. Our sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.’
Ravens head coach John Harbaugh reacted to the news in a statement on Thursday.
‘We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Lorenzo Taliaferro,’ Harbaugh said. ‘Lorenzo was a kind, smart, respectful and determined young man — someone always committed to his teammates and well-liked by everyone in our organization. We extend our heartfelt condolences to Lorenzo’s family. May he rest in peace.’
Although he played only three NFL seasons, Taliaferro’s death generated a significant reaction on social media from colleagues and fans, several of whom shared stories about his kindness.
Coastal Carolina alum Brandon Charpied tweeted about a previous interaction with Taliaferro from 2014, after he was drafted by the Ravens. According to Charpied, Taliaferro was set to be honored by CCU at a home game in South Carolina, but was delayed by a storm while connecting in Charlotte.
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Source: Daily Mail