The New York Post announced late Sunday night that their beloved sports photographer Anthony Causi died at 48 due to coronavirus.
Causi was someone who grew to be a part of the Mets' family, whether it was traveling to Port St. Lucie or Citi Field for games, or personally going to Yoenis Cespedes' ranch to take photos of him in cowboy gear in 2017, as The Post's article about Causi remembered.
As such, the Mets released a statement to pay their respects to the Causi family during this tough time.
"On behalf of the entire Mets organization, we are deeply saddened to learn of Anthony's passing," Mets COO Jeff Wilpon said in a statement. "He was a charismatic photographer who brought fans closer to the action with his breathtaking images of the Mets. More importantly, he was a friend to so many of us through his numerous spring trainings in Port St. Lucie as well as being a fixture at Citi Field. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his wife, Romina, son John, daughter Mia and the entire family."
Causi joined the Post in1994, where he worked his way up the ranks to eventually become a full-time sports photographer, in which he would capture some iconic moments in New York sports. His most famous was Mariano Rivera leaving the bullpen at Yankee Stadium to a roaring crowd toward the end of his career.
"Anthony Causi was our colleague, our friend and a brilliant journalist," said Stephen Lynch, editor in chief of the Post. "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."