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NFL Star Steve McNair Found Dead

7/5/2009 7:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Steve McNairSteve McNair -- an NFL QB with the Tennesse Titans and Baltimore Ravens -- was found dead Saturday in Nashville, Tenn., according to Nashville police.

McNair suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the head in downtown Nashville. A female victim was also found dead. Police have not released the name of the female, only to say it is not McNair's wife, Mechelle.

The call to police came in at 1:35 PM. The circumstances surrounding the shooting deaths remain under active investigation.

There were no signs of forced entry at the crime scene. No suspects have been taken into custody.

Don Aaron, a spokesman for the Nashville Metro PD, told News Channel 5 in Tennessee, "When police officers arrived in response to that call, they found two individuals who had been shot to death inside the residence: one female, one male. We now know that the male deceased is Steve McNair. The female deceased has been tentatively identified. We're working to confirm that and then notify her next of kin."

McNair was a three-time Pro Bowler and was the NFL MVP in 2003. He retired in 2007.

Titans owner K.S. "Bud" Adams Jr. released this statement: "We are saddened and shocked to hear the news of Steve McNair's passing today. He was one of the finest players to play for our organization and one of the most beloved players by our fans. He played with unquestioned heart and leadership and led us to places that we had never reached, including our only Super Bowl. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family as they deal with his untimely passing."

UPDATE -- A Nashville police spokesman identified the woman as Sahel Kazemi, a "friend" of McNair's. A pistol was found near her body. She suffered a single gunshot wound to the head, police say, and McNair "was shot multiple times."

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Joelocalpt    

This really sucks. He was a great QB. Damn, first Billy Mays now this :(

1874 days ago
32.

Linda Mott    

It is so sad that we are losing so many of our young people to violence. My sympathy to his loved ones.

1874 days ago
33.

Kimmi    

This is starting to get depressing...WTF is going on?!?!?!

1874 days ago
34.

Jennifer Bouldack    

And don't say that "rumor has it that the woman pulled the trigger."

You freaking idiot. I am standing right here at the scene, you idiot and there are no "rumors" about the woman pulling the trigger. You are making crap up and you don't know what you are talking about. No word has been given outside that door, so don't speculate.

1874 days ago
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Proud2bBlack    

There are really some sick people on these boards. Anytime you have to duplicate a user name and comment with disrespectful and insulting gestures speaks of who you are as a real life individual.

******************************Again I am not the proud2Bblack that speaks negative on this board************************

SOMEONE IS USING OTHER PEOPLE USERNAMES HERE. SO BE AWARE TO THOSE THAT HAVEN'T BEEN STALKED YET.

If your attempt if for me to go away guess what I will not! So you might as well find someone else to harrass.


STEVE MACNAIR THE BEST OUT THERE. R.I.P.

1874 days ago
36.

Sugar Shane    

Man, if I were a celebrity I would hide under the bed for the next few years until all the dying chills out. Oh wait, I am semi famous. Semi-famous doesn't count. B-Listed.

1874 days ago
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nilo    

OMG! Hollywood will be empty before the summer vacation ends....

R.I.P Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Steve McNair, Billy Mays and David Carradine.

1874 days ago
38.

Akbar    

48. He had a wife and four sons ages 4 to 16, and my prayers are really with his family now - I forgot he had previous arrests for weapons and DUI's.... wonder if this was a drug related hit.... or a crime of passion?! Whatever it is, it is devastating. Crazy, sad, OMG it is horrible....

Posted at 5:50PM on Jul 4th 2009 by TONY

If he had a waife and 4 kids then he got what he was asking for... His wife is now thinking he was a S O B after all.I don't feel sorry for him ROT in Hell you LOSER!!!!!

1874 days ago
39.

Simply Crazy Crazy    

there are rumours that it was a murder suicide that took place.

1874 days ago
40.

Akbar    

NFL Star Steve McNair Found Dead
lol lol lol lol lol lol

1874 days ago
41.

Simply Crazy Crazy    

Former NFL quarterback Steve McNair has been found dead in Nashville of a gunshot wound in an apparent murder-suicide, according to local media reports.
McNair, 36, played 13 seasons in the National Football League, mostly with the Tennessee Titans, whom he led to the Super Bowl in 1999 where they lost to the St. Louis Rams. He was named the League's co-MVP following the 2003 season.
McNair ended his career with the Baltimore Ravens and retired after the 2007 season.
The media reports said a female body was also found.
The Nashville Police Department had no comment but said a statement on McNair would be issued.

1874 days ago
42.

Akbar    

7. OMG! Hollywood will be empty before the summer vacation ends....

R.I.P Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Steve McNair, Billy Mays and David Carradine.

Posted at 5:57PM on Jul 4th 2009 by nilo
Ed Macman

1874 days ago
43.

Sniglet    

This is sad but where is TMZ's comments or story on oscar winning legendary actor Karl Malden's death? I guess if you're a white male who was married to the same woman for over 70 years it doesn't count. Hey, how about another story of a freak drug addicted pedophile! I haven't heard enough of that!

1874 days ago
44.

Wow    

I just read that he had 4 sons. Sorry for the insensitive remark.

1874 days ago
45.

Bu    

Where was his wife? and did she own a gun!

1874 days ago
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