Anthony Causi, a longtime sports photographer for the New York Post famous for taking photos of the New York Yankees, Giants, Mets, Jets, Nets, and Knicks, died from coronavirus on April 12, 2020. He was 48.
The Brooklyn native, who graduated from Pace University, passed away at North Shore University Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Romina Seferian-Causi, and their two children, John and Mia.
Steve Lynch, The Post’s editor in chief, said in a statement, “Anthony Causi was our colleague, our friend, and a brilliant journalist. He was, quite simply, one of the best sports photographers in New York City, capturing all the major moments of the past 25 years. Soft-spoken, funny, but most of all kind — he was respected by those he photographed and admired by those with whom he worked.”
“The Post that you read, and the newsroom that we work in, are less colorful today because of his absence,” Lynch continued. “Our hearts go out to his family, and we share their grief.”
Causi’s prolific work included action shots from UFC, horse racing, and tennis. Almost every celebrity that attended a sporting event in New York was photographed by Causi, as well as athletes traveling to the Big Apple to play a Manhattan-based team.
Causi’s Final Instagram Post Was A Selfie In The Hospital After Being Diagnosed With COVID-19
Three weeks before his death, Causi’s final post on Instagram was a rare selfie that showed him in the hospital hooked up to a breathing machine. He captioned the picture, “I never thought I would get something like this. I thought I was indestructible. If I do make it out of here. I promise you this the worlds not going to know what hit it.”
His post before that was also related to coronavirus and how sports in America were shut down to help stop the pandemic spread. He wrote, “This is bad!!?”
Tributes To The Beloved Sports Photographer Were Shared On Social Media
Based on the number of heartfelt messages sent to Causi’s family on social media following the news of his death, it is clear that everywhere the sports journalist went, he was loved and will be greatly missed. Washington Post reporter Devlin Barret tweeted, “Completely stunned by this. Anthony always struck me as one of those guys who gave NYPost sports its rhythm, its fun, its meaning.”
Fellow New York photojournalist Lucas Jackson tweeted, “This is heartbreaking. Causi was nothing short of a spectacular human & talented to the moon and back. I am shattered for his wife and family and friends of which he had thousands.”
MLB Insider’s Jon Heyman tweeted, “Such terrible news. Anthony Causi was a fun guy who loved life and loved his job, too. Gone way too soon. This illness is insidious. RIP Anthony.”
The New York Knicks PR shared a message via their official Twitter account: “Anthony Causi was a fixture at the Garden and one of the best photographers in the business. He was a warm person with a great personality and will be missed. We send our deepest condolences to his family.”
UFC reporter Aaron Bronsteter tweeted, “This is rough. I’ve spent a lot of time chatting with Anthony at UFC events. A pro’s pro.”