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NFL Star Chris Henry Dies

12/17/2009 11:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

NFL star Chris Henry has died as a result of the injuries he sustained after falling out of the back of a moving pickup truck yesterday.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police tell TMZ Henry died at 6:36 AM EST this morning.

He was 26.

As we previously reported, cops believe Henry -- a wide receiver on the Cincinnati Bengals -- jumped into the back of the truck, in an attempt to stop his fiancee from leaving a "domestic situation" at her parents' home in North Carolina.

Henry was rushed to a local hospital -- where he passed away this morning.

Authorities tell us they're still investigating the situation.

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136.

AZ    

169. It doesn't matter if the girl in question has done bad things before. You can't take this opportunity to get back to her, that is not the way the law works (fortunately). He threw himself on the truck and banged on the window, that is the fact, so he is responsible in this case. His behavior was stupid and he died. That was not in any way her fault.

Are you people nuts? "It's horrible he's dead, so I hope the girl will be charged." "She is a heavy drinker, so therefore she must have murdered him." Can't you think?

Posted at 5:30PM on Dec 17th 2009 by A.B.

And everyone assumes he was just stupid, but maybe he had good reason for trying to stop her from driving. Maybe she was drunk when she took off and maybe even had the kids with her. Why did she leave the scene or couldn't she have at least slowed down to see if he was ok? Why didn't she call 911 after he fell out of the truck? Has anyone reported where the kids were while all this was going on? A lot of questions need answered before she's let off the hook.

1768 days ago
137.

sadnsorry4chris    

She heard him begging her to let him inside of the truck. Was he trying to stop the ho from driving drunk? you know that she swerved in order to make him fall out of the truck. Stupid AND TO THOSE WHO ARE DISSING THE GUY WHO TURNED HIS LIFE AROUND REMEMBER THIS.....JESUS WEPT! HE WEPT FOR LAZARUS.HE WEPT BECAUSE HIS FRIEND DIED AND FOR THE SORROW THAT HIS FRIENDS GFAMILY WAS FEELING.WE HERE IN ARE WEEPING NOW.RIP CHRIS, YOU ARE MISSED.

1768 days ago
138.

Muckish man    

RIP Chris Henry, So sad u passed away, I feel ur death

1768 days ago
139.

dd    

people need to stop sticking up for that gansta drunk, on her myspace all she talks about is money, drinking, and partying, she said she had never been happier since being with him.....NOW HE"S DEAD!

1768 days ago
140.

rlkku    

Looks like a suicide. According to the neighbor, Henry said he was going to jump out of the truck if she took off. I guess he did.

The story is on the website of the cincinnati enquirer.

1768 days ago
141.

stonecold    

Are you people at TMZ just clueless about sports or what? Your headline calls him a "star" player? Hah! He was the definition of a bit player. Dude had 12 catches this year. Twelve!

1768 days ago
142.

Brad Ferro    

You could make the argument that she wasn't "trying" to get him to fall out of the truck, but then why didn't she stop when she noticed him flying off the truck and busting his head open? Get real, he was banging on the window with his hand, not shooting at her with a gun....since when is banging on a window to get your crazy wife's attention a crime? Plain and simple this girl didn't care about Chris's safety one bit and should at least be charged with failing to aid. It was your own damn husband, the father of your kids....how could you not at least stop? He was found lifeless on the side of the road by a stranger! How much colder can you get?

1768 days ago
143.

HooHaa    

Who died?

Why should I care that another member of the "Negro Felon League" has died?
Well, he didn't die while committing a felony so I guess that's a plus.

1768 days ago
144.

Suga    

Well the playoff is nothing...cause she is not his wife,,Basically
shes a babys mom and thats how she will be treated as....thats if they don't find out that she had something to do with the accident then she will charged and go to jail...Which from the sounds of it the whole thang some fischy...To me these women knows what they be doing ...just like tigers wife both could of called the police but did nothing...but assault the husband.......they had no plans on calling no police................To be frank she could of stopped that truck..And as long as the doors was locked he couldnt get in no way..and called the police...if that was the case...but then he probally didnt want her to leave after a argument..upset...It sound
like from the media he was not a woman beater...
From the way his people will be acting, also His relatives this is going to be crazy.....

1767 days ago
145.

william    

"Reports and the investigation isn't in yet, but she is going to need some support. I hope the families can bond together in this tragic affair."
What she needs is arrested for murder

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