The NFL’s Baltimore Ravens are sadly mourning the recent death of one of their longtime employees—a director at the organization. The professional football team released an official statement via social media on Friday evening.
According to the team’s website, Ravens Director of Ticket Sales & Hospitality Mike Burke passed away at age 39 on Friday following his 2-year long battle with lung cancer. However, he had never smoked a day in his life.
The team was “saddened to lose their friend and colleague,” the Ravens stated.
Burke had been with the Ravens since 2000—a long and wonderful 18 years. In 2015, Burke was, unfortunately, diagnosed with Stage 4 terminal lung cancer.
He was known for his competitive spirit and for dedicating his life to his family and his work. Outside of the stadium, where he was at every single home game during his career up until recently before his death, he was a loving husband and father of four.
Burke leaves behind his wife Michele and four children: Brennan, Christian, Adam, and Lily. The kids range in ages from 8 to 14 years old.
As the Ravens said themselves, “Mike will always be a Raven” and “He will be very, very missed.”
Please pray for Mike Burke’s friends, family, and loved ones. In other recent news, the White House released an official statement in response to the Government Shutdown.