The fantasy soccer group misplaced one in every of its hottest analysts on Friday when FantasyPros’ Mike Tagliere died after a prolonged battle with COVID-19 on the age of 39.

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Tagliere, identified merely as “Tags” to a lot of his greater than 100,000 followers on Twitter, was a fantasy soccer analyst and podcast host for FantasyPros. His fantasy rankings have been persistently among the many greatest within the enterprise; twice he completed within the prime six in FantasyPros’ industry-wide accuracy contest.

Nonetheless, he contracted COVID-19 in August and frolicked within the hospital battling the virus, regardless of being absolutely vaccinated. Tagliere’s spouse Tabbie revealed over the weekend that he had “handed away peacefully.”

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Tagliere had written for FantasyPros since 2017, and earlier than that spent two years at PFF Fantasy. He was the host of a podcast for FantasyPros with Kyle Yates and Dan Harris.

FantasyPros has arrange a GoFundMe marketing campaign to learn the Tagliere household – his spouse and their two youngsters. An preliminary purpose of $100,000 was simply reached, with over $300,000 raised in lower than 24 hours after it was established.

This text initially appeared on USA TODAY: Widespread fantasy soccer analyst Mike Tagliere dies at 39 after battling COVID-19

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