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Keion Carpenter Dead - NFL Player Dies at 39 in Freak Accident While Playing With Son

Keion Carpenter Dead - NFL Player Dies at 39 in Freak Accident While Playing With Son

NFL star Keion Carpenter has tragically passed away in a freak accident at the age of 39.

The former Atlanta Falcons and Buffalo Bills player died on Thursday (December 29) while playing with his son during a family vacation in Miami, Fla.

Keion and his son were “running to the car when [Keion] slipped, fell, hit his head, and slipped into a coma,” his cousin Jamila Smith told the Baltimore Sun. “It was just a freak accident. He was always healthy; he went to the doctor, ate well and worked out.”

Keion passed away at Jackson South Community Hospital after being in a coma for 24 hours.

The athlete spent seven seasons with the Bills and Falcons, starting his career in 1999.

Keion is survived by his wife, Tonia, and four children, Kylie, Kennedy, Kierra, and Kymiah.

We send our thoughts and condolences to his loved ones during this extremely difficult time.

READ MORE: Take a look at all the celebs who sadly passed away in 2016

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  • plez

    I feel so bad for his family especially his son who will probably remember that moment for the rest of his life.

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  • Koos

    he refused to wear goggles?

  • Marie Bunny Shepard

    That’s tragic… It reminds us to live fully, because death could be tomorrow. It could have happened to any of us. That’s awful. Poor kids and wife.

  • Pelue Dennis

    Something just dnt sit right dis year why soo many stars dying…. 2016 please go away pleeze….

  • Pelue Dennis

    Something just dnt sit right dis year why soo many stars dying…. 2016 please go away pleeze….

  • Michelle Eve

    OMG RIP

  • Tanya L. Powell

    Oh my God are you SERIOUS?????? Poor thing! Naw he didn’t die from a concussion on the field, he died from a slip while playing with his boy at the house!!!! How freaking ironic! Dang he needed his helmet 24/7!!! CRAZY!!!

  • Visitor

    A s%itt% way to die. RIP!

  • Wendy

    That’s so sad. That poor boy will relive that forever I bet.