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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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randy moss    

first bitch

1882 days ago
2.

I love Amy    

oh baby, will you marry me?

1882 days ago
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MOURAD KADMIRI    

R.I.P.

2009 HAD A LOT OF LOSSES

1882 days ago
4.

Arthur Lois    

Rip to one of the least appreciated QBs in NFL History.

1882 days ago
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lilmom    

Oh wow!! RIP Steve. A great QB.

1882 days ago
6.

Bride of Chucky    

3rd

1882 days ago
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Jay    

I can see this having McNair doing something very wrong to get killed like this. Either drugs, or the womans husband. Got a bad feeling. I was a huge McNair fan!

1882 days ago
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Baseball Mom    

So sad, Mississippi has lost another star player. Where exactly was he found (hotel, street)? and who was his companion? They havent identified her.

1882 days ago
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Mike the helmet    

bang bang. I bet drugs played a role.

1882 days ago
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TOM    

absolutely bizarre and depressing news, he was a good man and my thoughts and prayers are with his family now in this devastating time

1882 days ago
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Moni    

i think it was drug related too

1882 days ago
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longshowerz    

Ohhh TMZ , your loosing your touch, not the first to break the story! Tisk Tisk!

1882 days ago
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Wow    

Was the female victim his wife and mother of his 4 kids? If not, who is she?

1882 days ago
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Donald Sensing    

I have posted the video of police spokesman Don Aaron's atatement on my blog. It's here.

1882 days ago
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.:Loki 4Ever:.    

OMG I AM CRYING!!!!!! NOOOOOO

1882 days ago
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