Junior Seau Dead At 43: Twitter Reacts

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Former NFL linebacker Junior Seau was found dead at his home yesterday of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest. At just 43 years old, he left behind a football legacy as well as three children, who say they had just spoken to him not long before his death and didn't sense that anything was wrong.

Such a brutal death of a man with seemingly so much to live for has hit fans and friends hard, especially after seeing his family at a press conference held outside his home yesterday. The tragic circumstances were enough to devastate anyone, but Seau's mother was especially stricken, sobbing as she addressed the crowd which had gathered there. It was a sad day for many people, and quite a few took to Twitter to express their grief and condolences to his family.

Heart wrenching when some1 feels only recourse is to take their own life, my prayers are w/his kids http://t.co/NPZeBETO(image) 2 minutes ago via Tweet Button ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

So sad to hear about Junior Seau. One of the best to play this game.
Retired athletes have trouble transitioning to life after.
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First & foremost; Junior Seau will b missed. Let us not miss signs when our family is calling for help. Jr was calling for help 2yrs ago.(image) 4 minutes ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Junior Seau's death is tragic. He played the game how it was supposed to be played. One of the guys you hope your teammates can be like.(image) 6 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

The sound of Junior Seau's Mother's pain as she cried out for her son, gave me chills.To have a child go before the parents=horrendous pain.(image) 14 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

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Amanda Crum is a writer and artist from Kentucky. She's a fan of Edward Gorey, Hunter S. Thompson, and horror movies. You can follow her on Google:+Amanda Crum

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