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Junior Seau Funeral, Burial Held Before Memorial Public Service At Qualcomm Stadium

AP  |  Posted: 05/11/2012 9:34 pm Updated: 05/12/2012 6:20 pm

Junior Sea Funeral
The casket containing the body of former football star Junior Seau is moved into its burial location by pallbearers as his mother Luisa, left, looks on Friday, May 11, 2012, in Oceanside.

OCEANSIDE, Calif. -- Junior Seau has been buried in his hometown after a private funeral.

Members of Seau's family and former teammates, including LaDainian Tomlinson, were among those packing a church for the funeral, followed by burial at Eternal Hills cemetery.

Seau committed suicide on May 2 at his Oceanside home. He played parts of 20 seasons in the NFL, with the San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots.

On Friday evening, up to 60,000 fans were expected at a public memorial service at Qualcomm Stadium, where Seau starred for 13 seasons with the Chargers.

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Filed by Chris Greenberg  |