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.


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


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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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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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


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

May 2, 2012 @ 10:08 PM

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