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Published:May 2nd, 2012 17:30 EST

Breaking News: Junior Seau Commits Suicide! Shoots Himself!

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Former longtime NFL linebacker Junior Seau committed suicide today at his Oceanside, Calif., home.
San Diego Chargers Chaplain Shawn Mitchell told   that Seau died of a `self inflicted gunshot wound to the chest this morning.` Seau was 43."

ABC News

We see sports superstars scoring touchdowns, basking in the applause of the fans, and hanging out with models and actresses. 

But we don`t see them in their lonely moments after they`ve retired, dealing with pain from chronic injuries and trying to deal with life away from the spotlight.

In 2010 Seau drove his vehicle off a cliff in Carlsbad, Calif, only a couple of  hours after being released from jail for a domestic violence arrest. Seau claims he fell asleep at the wheel, but in retrospect it was an obvious suicide attempt.

We don`t know what demons Seau was struggling with, but there`s always help available, and committing suicide is the worst thing that a person can do to his friends and family.

May Seau rest in peace, and may Seau`s family find comfort from their friends at this difficult time.

I plead with anyone who is contemplating suicide to seek professional help; please don`t end your life early and devastate your friends and loved ones.

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