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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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elizabeth a    

Im from Cinci and am just heart broken. Poor Chris never got a chance here. He has been harrassed in our city, and was still on top. I watched him play and felt magic, he most always executed even the most uncatchable throws. I hope he gets the full investigstion into his at the very least, very neglegent homicide. or more likely vehicular homicide. I hope his money is kept in safe keeping for his children not overseen by his fiance. They weren't married yet and she obviously was running away. How trsgic would it be if the arguement strted over his possible support for tiger woods........just a thought

1774 days ago

And your little dog too...    

Harvey called it a few days ago when he said that someone was gonna die as a result of domestic violence.

She should be charged, as should Elin Woods.

1774 days ago


stinks. We fans in the Nati are devastated. RIP. who dey !!

1774 days ago


Same old story. Another immature, selfish athlete who thinks (thought) that there were no consequences for his actions. Money, fame and good fortune cannot change the fact that some people are just dumb asses who cannot learn from their mistakes. I never understood why people choose to surround themselves with so much controversy. Espesially when they have the means to get away from it if they choose to. Sad story, same old story.

1774 days ago


Thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family? Yes.

Shocking? No.

1774 days ago


ESPN has confirmed his death. God Bless his Family and Friends!

1774 days ago


Girlfriend needs to be charged? I'll bet it will be easy to make the case that she swerved in self-defense. He was known to be violent and pack heat. HE jumped into a moving truck. How was she to know he wasn't going to pull a gun on her? Grab the steering wheel and make it wreck.

Face it, he is responsible for his own death.

1774 days ago

Random Angel    

8. I didn't know anything about this guy except what I read yesterday after he was injured but it sounds like he was possibly turning his life around & I am very sad to hear of this. So young. Wonder how this will play out for his fiance legally? Thoughts & prayers with the family & may he RIP.

Posted at 9:52AM on Dec 17th 2009 by janalal4

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Hey Janalal, how've you been?

So sad that he died! People don't think, they just react. She was leaving, he didn't want her to, and jumped on the truck. In a split seconds a life ended and other changed. Tragic

1774 days ago


...TMZ is just quicker than the others...which are now reporting his death as well.

13. TMZ must have some insider information, or they're jumping the gun a bit here. ALL of the other media outlets still have Henry being on Life-Support...ESPN, CNNSI, etc. Hopefully we get verification before declaring someone deceased...

Posted at 9:59AM on Dec 17th 2009 by scsw

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1774 days ago


How sad that his three beautiful kids are without a dad because of one stupid move.


1774 days ago


My prayers to the family. He was so young. May God bless him and his family. This is someone's son... someone's father. How sad that a life can just "go..." Rest in Peace.

1774 days ago

And your little dog too...    

Reckless endangerment. She had the responsibility of pulling over the moment she realized he was in the cab of the car. How fast was she driving? If she accelerated when he jumped in the back, she should go to jail. If she swerved the car on purpose, she should go to jail.

This is not some Michael Bay film. People get hurt when things like this are allowed to occur. What if her driving had caused a multiple car crash? Are you telling me that she had no other alternatives? C'mon people.

1774 days ago


here in cincinnati, the news broke through the regular program reporting he was also dead because the police report in nc says he died this morning.
yes he made the stupid decision of jumping into the back of the truck but his girlfriend was swerving to throw him out, so they are both at fault.
RIP chris henry. it will be a sad day in cincinnati

1774 days ago


SAD Right before christmas! What in the hell He is dead I hope she feels it was worth fighting that's what happens R.I.P. Chris

1774 days ago


A very sad tragedy. My prayers go out to his family and team.

1774 days ago
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