Early this morning, after the Baltimore Ravens choked again in the playoffs against their hated rivals the Pittsburgh Steelers, Joe Flacco was found dead as the result of an apparent suicide. He was discovered hanged to death, by his life partner Ernie, at about 9:15 am in a tree in the front yard of the couples home at 812 Sesame St. in Baltimore, MD.
Ernie stated that Mr. Flacco was "devastated" by his abysmal performance in the game and his repeated inability to "win the big game" against the Steelers. The crushing weight of this realization is what is believed to have been the catalyst for the decision to take his own life.
Joe Flacco is survived by his husband, Ernie, their adopted son Elmo and Mr. Flacco's unibrow. He was 26 years of age.