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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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31.

BK    

This guy had everything, but it was never enough. At least he'll finally have some peace.

1710 days ago
32.

Been There    

This is an extremely sad situation. My prayers go out to both families. While this is a tragedy we must be careful passing all the blame on his fiance. Chris has had a history of making bad decisions and jumping into a moving vehicle is again, a bad decision. It was an erratic choice that ended up causing a lot of pain for a lot of people. We do not know is she even knew he was in the bed of the truck. If she did and tried to stop, then this could have been the result. We need to be careful placing the blame until we know all the information. Until them the best thing that we can do is pray for all involved and that the authorities cather up enough honest info to purse charges if that is warranted.

1710 days ago
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Allen Ridak    

R.I.P

1710 days ago
34.

angellovef    

Stupid is as stupid does.

1710 days ago
35.

Bonnie Russell    

So when a woman says she's leaving, maybe next time no one will try to make her stay.

1710 days ago
36.

takeiteasy    

Tiger was wrong but, I am willing to bet this was not Elins first time to flip out. Why have they not charged her? Any man would have been in jail that night. Now this man dies and lets see if they do something with the female driver. Until both parties in a physical fight are treated equally it will continue. I am guessing both a car and golf club could be considered a deadly weapon. Food for thought.

1710 days ago
37.

Blkndeep    

He just turned his life around. God decided to take him home, and we never know when it's our time. R.I.P

1710 days ago
38.

GIGI    

Regardless of what your opinion of him is, it's still sad that he has died so young. As for the girlfriend, I'm not placing judgment until I get all the facts. But me personally, if I see someone in the back of my truck, I'm not going to swerve or speed up because I know that something bad can happen that I will regret. Bad decisions on both parties and the ones who suffer are the children.

1710 days ago
39.

markko    

The driver of a vehicle is responsible for the safety of all persons in that vehicle. Period. Doesn't matter that this was a domestic. She should have stopped the vehicle. She should be charged with vehicular manslaughter. If she's not, then the cops and DA are idiots.

1710 days ago
40.

Mike    

Its a sad day for friends and family of this young man.. We don't know who is at fault in this case, but from what i understand this might turn into a Manslaughter Case.... What a shame.. Like with most of these professional athletes, These girls around them work so hard to become a part of their life, and when they do some how, some way, they find a selfish way to break it all down. Looks like now she is going from Getting Riches and Fame, To maybe getting JAIL TIME !

1710 days ago
41.

breal    

WOW...Young Gifted & Black. May you rest in peace.

1710 days ago
42.

sparker    

Dam, Best wishes to the family. Mabey the Bungles can get a good running back. I need to check my fantasy team for a replacement.
RIP CJ

1710 days ago
43.

Aaron    

Thank god none of your white racist are police officers. We would really never need investigations. How do you know she wasnt fighting with her parents and he was jumping in to calm her and prevent herself from hurting herself. He put his own life on the line to save the lives of others in the surrounding community. His life was taken just like the people who protect us over seas. He protected that community from a road rage driver in a huge truck. Have some respect Bob, and Ace11. Dont be mad cause a black man makes more mney than you and is a better man than youll both ever be. Where as youd let your wives, and children mother just fly off in a rampage he decided to take action. Soemthign you cowards know nothing about.

1710 days ago
44.

patty00005    

Marrko

Any legal case must involve "unclean hands". By jumping into the back of a moving vehicle, he bears the responsiblity for his actions. GF will not be charged.

1710 days ago
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offcrgentleman    

Why does everyone keep saying, "Shocking"? Is it? Really?? Arrested 5 times in two years. Drinking with underage girls. Kicked off of a football team.

I see a pattern that makes all this, "Not shocking, at all". In fact, there's a pretty big arrow pointing > down hill.

1710 days ago
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