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Junior Seau found dead; police investigation underway

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Junior Seau\Source: CNN

Former San Diego Chargers star and community legend Junior Seau was found dead Wednesday in his Oceanside home. The U-T reports that Seau died from “an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound,” and police are currently investigating his death as a suicide. Seau was 43.

According to the U-T, Seau’s girlfriend called the police at 9:35 a.m. Wednesday after returning home from the gym and finding Seau in the bedroom with a gunshot wound to his chest. Junior Seau was pronounced dead by police, and the Medical Examiner’s Office expects his autopsy to be completed by Thursday.

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Activist and LGBT Weekly columnist Nicole Murray Ramirez with Junior Seau in February 2012.

Dean Spanos, President of the Chargers organization, released a statement in which he said, “We all lost a friend today.” He spoke of Junior Seau as an “icon” of the San Diego community, someone who “transcended” the game of football and represented so much more to the local people.

LGBT Weekly columnist Nicole Murray Ramirez is pictured here with Seau earlier this spring.

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Posted by LGBT Weekly on May 2, 2012. Filed under Breaking News, Top Highlights. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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