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Dies at 26

1/17/2010 2:02 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Gaines AdamsChicago Bears defensive end Gaines Adams died this morning in South Carolina. He was 26.

Adams was rushed to the emergency room at Self Regional Hospital in Greenwood, S.C. where he was pronounced dead at 9:00 AM, according to ESPN.

UPDATE: Greenwood County Coroner James T. Coursey said the preliminary autopsy performed Sunday indicated Adams died of cardiac arrest caused by an enlarged heart.

The Chicago Bears released a statement that says: "We are stunned and saddened by the news of Gaines' passing. Our prayers are with his family during this difficult time."

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Dom    

'roids, hgh, etc...professional football players are walking pharmacies; bodies have to snap sometime

1684 days ago
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PJ    

FIRST

1686 days ago
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Damn    

Jesus, young sportsmen dropping dead left, right and centre.

1686 days ago
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me    

How sad and young

1686 days ago
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that.is.all    

Third

1686 days ago
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o rly    

So many young athletes are dying or getting sick; makes you wonder if they are simply working too hard.

1686 days ago
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me    

hey number 4 not third

1686 days ago
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Bobby    

ill be willing to put money on it this is another pain pill death.After coming off 2 ankle injuries in oct and dec as well as a groin injury in early oct plus some pretty bad injuries back in 06 and 07 including hip and abdominal there could be some signs of pain pill use prescribed by bears physicians.

1686 days ago
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ric    

8th!

1686 days ago
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Simone    

RIP!!!!!!!!!!!

1686 days ago
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tim    

tigerillustrated saying it is an apparent heart attack.

1686 days ago
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none    

2010 is not starting off on the right foot.

1686 days ago
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Horhay    

Rest in Pece gaines.. and tmz.. you could have found a recent picture... you know one that featured him in a bars uniform

1686 days ago
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BigDaddy    

God love him. To his family, some comfort, that he may rest in peace.

1686 days ago
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that.is.all    

And you can take a spelling lesson #15.

1686 days ago
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