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NFL Star Junior Seau Found Dead at 43

NFL Star Junior Seau Found Dead at 43

Junior Seau, the NFL legend and 10-time All-Pro linebacker, has been found dead. He was 43.

The athlete died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest in his Oceanside, Calif., home, according to TMZ.

Junior played for the San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins, and New England Patriots with quarterback Tom Brady.

He also created the Junior Seau Foundation, with a mission “to educate and empower young people through the support of child abuse prevention, drug and alcohol awareness, recreational opportunities, anti-juvenile delinquency efforts and complimentary educational programs.”

He is survived by three kids and an ex-wife.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Junior‘s family during this difficult time.

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  • danielle

    How sad that he felt suicide was the solution. RIP.

  • http://www.smittenkitten92.tumblr.com Tiana

    that so sad i wish him and his family peace i don’t believe in suicide but if you are going through stuff seek out help killing yourself isn’t the way to do it. but i hope his family and kids are okay.

  • jen

    I grew up watching Seau play back when I lived in Vista, CA for about 4 years before I had to move up to Northern Cali during the 4th grade, which was the year that SD went to the Superbowl with the 49er’s and here I was..new kid in town in the middle of 49er country rooting for Seau and the Chargers….this tragic news saddens me, very sad day for Charger fans. RIP Junior.

  • ROCKY

    @jen:

    Very sad for Football fans, period. He was a great talent and a shoe in for ‘Hall of Fame’. So so sad.

  • stupidsexyflanders

    RIP JR. I hope he is at peace. My thoughts go out to his family.

  • Steph

    So sad. RIP

  • art

    RIP

  • Dave Franco

    This is tragic. RIP! My brother suffered from depression, I tried to help him when he was down, it’s like dealing with a bi-polar person. Tough to get your life back on track but it can be done. Family is so vital. Appreciate life, my friends.

  • http://website,computer Dave From Canada

    Rest In Peace Junior. We honour you and your memory at this time.

  • Haters Suck!

    Growing up even though I was a cowboy fan everytime I would go outside and play touch football with my friends I would pretend I was junior seau. He was full of so much energy and passion it was amazng to watch. To see his mother in so much pain and hurt was simply tragic. God be with her and junior.

  • Elisia

    He’s a 12-time Probowler…..

    RIP Junior Seau

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