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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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91.

honesty    

His fiancee left her parents house, after a domestic incident. He ran after her, and jumped in the back of the pickup truck. What was he trying to do this woman? What sane man runs after a woman, jumps and climbs in the pickup bed? It sounds like him falling his dumb butt out of the pickup, probably saved his fiancee's life. I wonder if he was drunk, or on drugs. It could be he was just a controller, who was not in control.
What a horrible thing, to be so young, so promising and so stupid! I feel for his family, her family, and I really feel for this poor woman that a mad man was chasing. Thank God he did not reach her.

1680 days ago
92.

Jo    

Is it just me, or does there seem to be a troubling trend toward male domestic violence? First Tiger Woods from a golf club-wielding Elin Woods, now this. The very odd, and very troubling, thing to me is that the domestic violence coalitions have been absolutely mum on these incidents. Apparently domestic violence only counts when it's against women. Very, very wrong.

1680 days ago
93.

Bubba    

Thug Life = DEAD

1680 days ago
94.

honesty    

107. Is it just me, or does there seem to be a troubling trend toward male domestic violence? First Tiger Woods from a golf club-wielding Elin Woods, now this. The very odd, and very troubling, thing to me is that the domestic violence coalitions have been absolutely mum on these incidents. Apparently domestic violence only counts when it's against women. Very, very wrong.
Jo
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Ok genius Jo, He was attacking her. She was leaving. He ran after her, climbed in the truck after her. She was driving in the cab of the truck. He fell out of the back of the moving truck, which is easy to do, if you are trying to get to the person driving in the cab. So tell me, did she stop driving, climb out the window, climb back into the truck bed after her athletic boyfriend and shoved him out onto the road????
How did she attack him? She was leaving. He was following her.

1680 days ago
95.

rukiddingme    

A domestic dispute should never end like this! For the rest of her life his fiancee should feel guilty that she decided to be some kind of ghetto bitch and instead of just pulling over, after he jumped on the back of the truck, she drove it so he would fall out! Something is very wrong if they don't charge her! Whatever made her feel like she was some kind of catch! I feel sorry for his mom and his children. RIP

1680 days ago
96.

FULGY    

107. Jo
Men dont speak up, and Tiger was a perfect example.
Do the women who excuse Elin's behavior have sons, or brothers and is how you want them treated?

1680 days ago
97.

Lex_436    

This was perhaps a blessing in disquise because this troubled young man would have only ended up in prison anyway being a burden to the taxpayer. We have enough of that already. As a black male i have seen all to often black females spawn kids like this, give them no parental direction and turn them loose on society. So i say good riddance dumbass!

1680 days ago
98.

4 REAL    

Too many people are jumping to conclusions. The only thing I agree with is the fact the children are the ones who will suffer the most. They lost a father; in a sense, they also lost their mother. Regardless if she is found guilty or innocent of a crime she will never be the same. RIP to Chris and I hope his family and her family can find a way to join each other and make peace because the children are going to need a full support system from here on out. Eventually they are going to learn that their father died when he was fighting with their mom and that is something that will hang over her head for the rest of her life with them.

1680 days ago
99.

Kris    

Kelly- well put. I feel for the fiancee also...she has to live with this for the rest of her life.

1680 days ago
100.

Rich    

The same thing should happen to every domestic abuser. My heart goes out to the family, but maybe they are better off without an abusive influence.

1680 days ago
101.

joc    

Fiancee got hold of his cellphone......TW syndrome.......got angry, left in anger.....rest is history.

Sorry for the kids

1680 days ago
102.

janalal4    

We don't know what this guy may have actually done to this woman if she HAD just 'pulled over'! Not enough facts in yet to start making assumptions about what happened with either Tiger OR this guy! She was tryin' to LEAVE & HE was chasing HER! I wouldn't have just pulled over either but of course, I don't think I would be swerving back & forth either! Not enough facts. This guy had a crappy track record & history of assault. Give her the benefit of the doubt until we know more maybe?

1680 days ago
103.

Ewwww    

I didn't know him, but that's sad. RIP Chris.

1680 days ago
104.

Jo    

pointatstupid said: He was attacking her. She was leaving. He ran after her, climbed in the truck after her. She was driving in the cab of the truck. He fell out of the back of the moving truck, which is easy to do, if you are trying to get to the person driving in the cab. So tell me, did she stop driving, climb out the window, climb back into the truck bed after her athletic boyfriend and shoved him out onto the road????
How did she attack him? She was leaving. He was following her."

Wow, maybe you should alert the major news networks if you have all the facts. And you know this truly happened because...?

1680 days ago
105.

kadengirl    

You are where you are supposed to be.

1680 days ago
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