As we previously mentioned, Junior Seau, 43-year-old ex-pro football star, has killed himself.
It's a possibility that his death could be a result of the numerous head injuries a professional football player receives throughout his career.
Even though all of this has just recently come to light, his mother and former coach have already spoken out about the suicide.
His mother talks about her son in a heart-wrenching press conference (above) and his former coach, Norv Turner, from when he played for the Chargers, said:
"I have no words to describe the passing of Junior Seau. It is a sad, sad day for not only me, but for the whole sports community. I worked with Junior here and later in Miami. I can tell you no one had more character and true leadership ability than Junior. He brought passion to the game of football that was unmatched. His commitment to charitable causes in the community was inspiring. It was an honor to know him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family."
Not only was Junior a sports star, he was a philanthropist. He started the Junior Seau Foundation back in 1992.
It was a great program that would "educate and empower young people through the support of child abuse prevention, drug and alcohol awareness, recreational opportunities, anti-juvenile delinquency efforts and complimentary educational programs."
So sad to see such a young man's flame snuffed out so suddenly.