Darryl Drake's family released the following statement on Monday evening:
It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the loss of our husband, father, grandfather, family member, friend, coach and brother in Christ, Darryl Drake. We would like to express our deepest sentiments of gratitude for the continuous outpouring of concern, love and sympathy. Darryl was a pillar to not only his family, but also to the many lives he touched. Although we are grieving, we remain hopeful and wish to celebrate the life Darryl lived. We are appreciative of the support we have received from the Steelers organization and desire as much privacy as possible at this time. Thank you.