Breaking: Junior Seau is Confirmed Dead, Police Say Possible Suicide

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Former USC linebacker Junior Seau is dead at the age 43, after being found at his Oceanside home this morning, TMZ is reporting.

According to TMZ, Seau shot himself in an apparent suicide, after texting his family and children yesterday, confessing his love for them. Seau is now the eighth member of the 1994 San Diego Chargers Super Bowl team to have passed away.

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.

We’re told Seau sent text messages to his ex-wife and 3 kids yesterday saying, “Love you.” We’re told they all responded and didn’t suspect anything was wrong. We’re told he last saw his kids 3 weeks ago.

Sources close to Seau tell us family members didn’t notice any signs of depression in recent weeks.

In 2010, Seau drove himself off of a cliff, but was adamant it wasn’t a suicide attempt. Now, with this news, it’s hard to say otherwise.

Seau was a star linebacker at USC, and arguably the first notable star to wear the No. 55 as a dominant linebacker with the Trojans. He was a first round selection in 1990 of the San Diego Chargers, and was a 12-time Pro Bowl linebacker in San Diego before finishing his career with stints in Miami and New England.

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  • carlosatucla1

    Friggin’ sad. I hope he didn’t commit suicide. I went to the same high school as he did and I lived a mile down from his house — where my parents currently live — on The Strand. This dude is loyal; Oceanside isn’t exactly Beverly Hills, but he was raised there, and we’re glad to see that he still supports his old high school and the town he grew up in. Fitting that he was picked by San Diego. 
     
    Dude was a hell of a player and a hell of a person. 

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