TMZ.com is reporting that former NFL star Junior Seau has passed away following an apparent suicide. Seau, who was found dead in his apartment by his housekeeper, died from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gun shot wound to the chest. The story notes that concussions may have played a part in Seau's mental state prior to his suicide.
Update (6:00pm EST): ESPN's SportsCenter is reporting that Seau was found in his apartment by his girlfriend who had returned from the gym, and not his housekeeper as reported as TMZ. The ESPN report notes that while police are continuing the investigation, the death has indeed been ruled as a suicide.
Former WWE and WCW star Bill Goldberg, who played golf with Seau just yesterday, Tweeted the following:
Sad day….Played in a Charity Golf tournament yesterday with Junior and now he's gone. RIP my friend. Please say a prayer for him.