Junior Seau, Dead at 43

In MemoriumJunior Seau was 43. He was a 12-time Pro Bowler and 6-time First-Team All-Pro NFL linebacker, enjoying his best seasons with the San Diego Chargers.

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Early reports indicate Junior Seau died from a self-inflicted gunshot. That's a damn shame, he was one of my favourites.

Update:

Junior Seau is the 8th member of the 1994 Chargers team that made the Super Bowl to have passed away. Here are the 8 along with the causes of their deaths:

  • Junior Seau - suicide
  • Lew Bush - heart attack
  • Rodney Culver - plane crash
  • Dave Griggs - car accident
  • Doug Miller - stuck by lightning
  • Shawn Lee - heart attack
  • Chris Mims - enlarged heart
  • Curtis Whitley - drug overdose

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Tim

God, such a waste. It makes me sick to think of a person with still so much living to do taking his own life. Very, wery sad

May 2, 2012 @ 4:55 PM

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@Tim

Seems to be there could be a link between Junior's career choice and his depression.

Perhaps the constant blows to the head or possible steroid use... Just speculation, of course, but such a link has been discussed before.

Either way, it's a brutal reminder of how depression can take hold of anyone, even successful, idolized folks.

May 2, 2012 @ 4:58 PM

dale

Wasn't Junior Seau's first playing time with professional football was with the Alouetts in Montreal?

A great player & again depression.

May 2, 2012 @ 6:24 PM

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@dale

Nope... went straight from USC to the Chargers. No CFL stops in his career.

May 2, 2012 @ 10:08 PM

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