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Junior Seau Dies: NFL Reacts To Former Star's Apparent Suicide

Posted: 05/ 2/2012 4:33 pm Updated: 05/ 2/2012 6:15 pm

Junior Seau
San Diego Chargers linebacker Junior Seau during a defensive drill at practice on July 27, 2001 in San Diego.

The NFL family was rocked on Wednesday by the sudden and tragic death of 12-time Pro Bowler Junior Seau. The 43-year-old was found dead in his home, reportedly from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Shortly after Seau's death was initially reported, the San Diego Chargers responded to the tragedy by issuing a statement.

Everyone at the Chargers is in complete shock and disbelief right now. We ask everyone to stop what they're doing and send their prayers to Junior and his family.

Chargers President Dean Spanos also released a statement, saying that he is "shocked and devastated."

Seau played for the Chargers for the first 13 years of his 20-year career and helped lead the 1994 Chargers team to the Super Bowl.

NFL players across the league, both current and retired, reacted to the news and poured their hearts on Twitter.

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  • Jim Trotter

  • Chad Ochocinco

  • Patrick Patterson

  • Donte' Stallworth

  • terence newman

  • Mark Ingram

  • Justin Tuck

  • Kurt Warner

  • Darren Sharper

  • Christian Ponder

  • Lawrence Timmons

  • Nick Collins

  • T.J. Ward

  • Brian Dawkins

  • Brady Quinn

  • Terrell Owens

  • Brian Mitchell

  • Victor Cruz

  • ryan clark

  • Pete Carroll

  • DeionSanders

  • Phil Taylor

  • Randall Cobb

  • Robert Griffin III

  • London Fletcher

  • Jimmy Graham

  • San Diego Padres

  • Darrelle Revis

  • Steve Weatherford

  • Mark Sanchez

  • Larry Fitzgerald

  • Vontae Davis

  • Brian Robison

  • Joe Webb

  • Casey Matthews

  • James Harrison

  • Drew Brees

Need help? In the U.S., call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Filed by Michael Klopman  |