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NFL Star Taylor Dies After Gunshot

11/27/2007 9:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Sean Taylor, the Washington Redskins safety who was shot early Monday at his home in Miami, has died, according to a family friend. He was just 24.

The Pro Bowl safety had taken a bullet in his upper leg, reports the AP, damaging an artery, causing serious blood loss and loss of consciousness. According to his former lawyer, Richard Sharpstein, Taylor seemed to show signs of recovery when he squeezed a nurse's hand late Monday night, but never regained consciousness thereafter.

Miami-Dade Police are investigating the attack, which occurred when an intruder apparently entered Taylor's home, in what the cops are considering a possibly burglary.

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Luscious    

It's a shame.my prayers to the family.but live by it, die by it.

2484 days ago
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hora    

T- someone just died so keep your negativity to yourself ktx

2484 days ago
18.

hora    

LMFAO #20- maybe someday someone will say the same thing about you. FAIL

2484 days ago
19.

ddb    

Rest peacefully Sean! My prayers go out to the Taylor family!

2484 days ago
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Iceman    

It is rediculous that people are saying that he deserved this becuase he was a thug. Does anyone who uses this term even know what it means? It is always funny how a black man with a gun is a thug, but a white person with a gun is a concerned citizen. In his past he did go after someone with a gun, after they stole his car. So if a white NRA member did it, he would just be defending himself hugh? No one should die like that and have there family in danger, any jerk off that thinks he deserves it all I can say is he deserves it about as much as you do.

2484 days ago
21.

Toria    

What evidence do you people have this man was a thug? Or, are you saying that simply because he's Black? Either way, why does it matter? He didn't deserve to have someone break into his home and shoot him. How would you feel if it happened to you or someone you love? Think about it. You people are so heartless and cruel it almost makes me wish evil on you. Almost.

2484 days ago
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BigLNVA    

#12 how is sleeping in your OWN home, in your OWN bed being a thug? Do you know what a thug is? The last time I checked, this young man went to the University of Miami, is the som of a Police Chief and has been in the NFL making $$$$ for the past 4 years. What is thugish about this? Is it because he is a person of color that makes him a thug? It is because he wore dreadlocks that make him a thug? Is it because he has had a few brushes with the law in the past that make him a thug? But has he killed anyone? NO! Has he been accused of selling drugs? Not that I know of! Plus all people have a right to live! Maybe you should do some self evaluation instead of worrying about Brittney & Paris!

2484 days ago
23.

Tangie    

Iceman--What is ridiculous is that you can't spell ridiculous!

2484 days ago
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TII    

My condolences & prayers go out to Taylor family RIP...And for those who say he was a thug are STUPID!!!! & IGNORANT!!! how was this man living a thug life???? he was a football player they came into his home and shot him. This was a man who was getting his life together for his daughter and he was at his home he didn't deserve this. Who ever thinks like that i'll pray for you to so you won't be so STUPID and IGNORANT.

2484 days ago
25.

Grey_Sells    

Too many guns out there, many of them in the hands of criminals. Any crime, even minor ones, involving a gun should carry an automatic increase in the degree of aggravation.

My condolences to Mr. Taylor's family and all victims of gun violence.

2484 days ago
26.

Life is short    

First of all God bless the Taylor family. I cant believe some of the comments I have read here. People downgrading the man. So what , what type of life style he lived. He was still a human being. Just think, it could have been one of your family members.

2484 days ago
27.

tomm1ny jr    

first of all my condolences go out to the whole taylor family. second of all shut your mouth and stop talkin trash on someone you dont even know. obiously he needed a gun and maybe it wasnt because he is a thug. when you are a superstar in the nfl and people know you have all the money in the world then even you stupid idiots who have nothin better to do but to put someone down would get protection for yourself too. how are you idiots going to call him a thug when he has done more in his young life then you have ever done.

2484 days ago
28.

Observer    

Another fatherless child....the toll of the gangsta lifestyle is quite high. Gangsta is as gansta does.....when we stop idolizing gansta thugs, regardless of their athletic/musical ability, our society will be on the road to a better future. As long as we continue to raise on a pedestal, and make heroes out of, punks then we will continue down a long glidepath to cultural dissolution. God bless the little girl, she didn't choose her father....but let's not make this excellent athlete some kind of martyr. The facts of the killing, that we know so far, clearly point to a gangsta feud, retaliation, or some kind of bad business. Mr Taylor was a convicted violent felon who had been involved in multiple shooting incidents in the past.....God rest his soul......


2484 days ago
29.

bittersweettruth    

ANYONE BLOGGING WHO CANNOT BE RESPECTFUL IN DEATH IS WORST THAN WHO YOU ACCUSE.SEAN TAYLOR WAS A SON, A FATHER, A BROTHER,A TEAMMATE,AND A FRIEND.MAY GOD BLESS HIM,HIS FAMILY,AND HIS FRIENDS.

2484 days ago
30.

Detrissa    

#15 you are an idiot. Sean was a person, not a thug and he will truly me missed. Stop believing all the crap you read in the papers and hear on the news. Show me someone who has not done something in their past that they are not proud of and I will show you a liar.

Peace and blessing.

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