Dave Duerson Suicide Remembered After Junior Seau's Death

Dave Duerson was a NFL player from 1983 to 1993 and his 2011 suicide, at the age of 50, is being remembered today in light of information that Junior Seau allegedly took his own life today. Seau was 43 and reportedly shot himself in the chest. Duerson did the same when he ended his life in February 2011.

Dave Duerson (via deadspin.com)
Duerson was found dead at this Sunny Isles Beach, Florida home on February 17, 2011. He died of a self-inflicted gunshot to the chest and sent a text message to his family saying he wanted his brain to be used for research at the Boston University School of Medicine. The school is researching chronic traumatic encephalopathy caused by playing professional football. The university later confirmed that Duerson did suffer from a neurodegenerative disease that has been linked to concussions.

Duerson believed the hits he took to the head during his decade in the NFL caused him to be mentally impaired. He left behind three sons and a daughter, along with an ex-wife.

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