[ad#ad-1]Reports from TMZ state that former New England Patriot and San Diego Charger defensive beast Junior Seau has past away, in what seems to be an apparent suicide. Our condolences to his family and kids. TMZ report
11:33 AM PDT — Sources tell us … Seau died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest.
Back in 2011, former NFL star Dave Duerson shot himself in the chest … and explained in his suicide note that he wanted his brain donated to a research center because he believed the blows he took to the head during his football career caused him to become mentally impaired.
11:27 AM PDT — We’re told a 911 call came in around 10:00 AM. No word on who made the call.
11:26 AM PDT — The North County Times is reporting Seau’s body was discovered by his housekeeper.
11:23 AM PDT — The coroner just arrived on scene.
11:20 AM PDT — The San Diego Chargers have posted a tweet saying, “We don’t have any information right now on the Junior Seau situation. We pray he’s ok.”
NFL legend Junior Seau was found dead in his home in Oceanside, CA … and a law enforcement source at the scene tells us cops believe he shot himself.
Seau was 43-years-old … and leaves behind 3 kids and an ex-wife.
Cops are currently at Seau’s home — located in San Diego County — and were seen talking with a man who was inside the house and appeared distraught.