Junior Seau, former New England Patriots player, has died. It is being reported that Seau killed himself in his home in Oceanside, CA. There have been questions of depression surrounding Seau in the past, but sources close to him say this suicide was unexpected and that he didn't seem depressed lately.
TMZ reports that Seau's body was discovered by his housekeeper. The police confirmed he was dead shortly afterÂ—he had a gunshot wound to his chest. The gossip site reports that he sent text messages to his three children and his ex-wife on Tuesday, telling them "I love you."
Seau, 43, was a big part of New England sports and was heralded as one of the greats. At this point in time, an investigation is still being conducted, but all signs point to suicide. It is a sad day for Junior Seau's family and for all the adoring fans in New England who simply loved having him on their team for many years.
Â© Effie Orfanides 2012