Junior Seau Dead At 43 After Shooting At California Home, Suicide Suspected

Junior Seau, a 12-time Pro Bowler and former linebacker for the New England Patriots, has died at the age of 43 following a shooting at his California home.

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Troy Brown Shares Thoughts On The Passing Of Junior Seau

The news of Junior Seau's sudden and tragic passing left the football world stunned and saddened, and many of his teammates have reflected upon the memories that they shared with the long-time standout linebacker.

Troy Brown, who played with Seau for two seasons in New England, spoke to CSNNE.com about the kind of person that Seau was, and it's clear from his words that Brown held great reverence for him. His initial reaction to the news was "disbelief."

Brown shared a touching story about how kind and caring Seau was with his children when the two were teammates at the Pro Bowl one season, and it is clear that meant a tremendous amount to the former receiver.

You can listen to the entirety of the interview here, and expect that more stories will continue to be shared in the coming days.

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Junior Seau Suicide: Former Patriots Player Sent Texts To Ex-Wife, Children On Tuesday

Before his death by apparent suicide this morning, former New England Patriots player Junior Seau sent separate texts to his ex-wife and their three children (via UT-San Diego).

Seau reportedly texted "I love you" separately to his ex-wife, Gina Seau, and their three children on Tuesday night. Seau's ex-wife was shocked to hear the news.

"We're all in shock," she said. "We're beyond sad and beyond shocked. The kids and I are just huddled together at home. There is no way to make sense of this.

"I hope and pray everyone remembers what a wonderful man he was," she said.

Seau was found dead on May 2 in the bedroom of his Oceanside, California home by his girlfriend. Seau died from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest. Seau was 43-years-old.

Seau played in the NFL for 20 years and for New England from 2006-2009. The 12-time Pro Bowl linebacker retired after the 2009 season in which he played seven games for the Patriots.

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Junior Seau's Tragic Suicide Reminds Us That Athletes Are People Too

Junior Seau's tragic suicide offers us a painful reminder that, even though we idolize and adore athletes, under all of that padding, they are regular people too.

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Junior Seau Dies: Patriots Release Statement On Death Of Former Player

The New England Patriots responded to the news of the death of former Patriot linebacker Junior Seau by releasing the following statement (via Patriots).

"We were shocked to hear of the initial reports regarding Junior Seau earlier today and are deeply saddened by the news of his death. We were fortunate to have had Junior join the Patriots in 2006 and are thankful for his many contributions to the team over the next four years. He had a legendary NFL career and his unrivaled passion for the game quickly made him a fan favorite here in New England. This is a sad day for the entire Patriots organization, our coaches and his many Patriots teammates. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to his family and his many friends who will mourn this loss."

Seau, who was 43, played for New England from 2006-2009 and was team captain in 2007.

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Junior Seau Dies: Patriots' Players React To Former Player's Death

Following the news earlier today of the death of former Patriots linebacker Junior Seau by an apparent suicide, New England Patriots players reacted to the reports on Twitter.

Seau was a member of the Patriots from 2006-2009. Seau retired from the NFL after the 2009 season in which he played in seven games for New England.

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Junior Seau Death Being Investigated As A Suicide, Police Confirm

Police have confirmed that Junior Seau was found dead at his house on Wednesday morning and that the death is being investigated as a suicide.

"Mr. Seau has deceased ... It is being investigated as a suicide," the police said as part of a statement released Wednesday afternoon.

Seau, 43, was found deceased inside his Oceanside, California home Wednesday morning after the police responded to a phone call at 9:35 a.m.

Reports have surfaced that Seau is suspected of dying after a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

In 2010, the 12-time Pro Bowl linebacker survived driving his car off a cliff, an incident that came just hours after he was released from police custody after a domestic abuse charge. Speculation arose that Seau was attempting suicide then, but he denied the rumors and said he simply fell asleep at the wheel.

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Junior Seau Dead At 43 After Suicide, According To Reports

The death of 12-time Pro Bowl linebacker Junior Seau has been ruled a suicide, according to a report from NBC's San Diego affiliate.

A source within the Oceanside, California police department confirmed to NBC San Diego that Seau committed suicide. The North County Times reports that Seau died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Police responded to a call at Seau's home in Oceanside at 9:35 a.m. on Wednesday.

In 2010, hours after he was released from custody after being arrested on a domestic abuse charge, Seau survived driving his car off a cliff. He claimed at the time that it was not a suicide attempt and that he simply fell asleep.

TMZ reported earlier Wednesday that Seau text messaged his ex-wife and three kids on Tuesday to tell them,"I love you." His family members reportedly had no inkling that anything was wrong and did not suspect Seau of any depression in recent weeks.

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Junior Seau Dead At 43, According To Reports: Suicide Suspected

Twelve-time Pro Bowl linebacker Junior Seau has been found dead at his house in California and suicide is reportedly suspected.

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