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Junior Seau

Cops Investigating Shooting

Involving NFL Star

5/2/2012 10:57 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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TMZ has confirmed ... Junior Seau is dead. Cops suspect suicide.

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Cops in Oceanside, CA are investigating a possible shooting involving former NFL star Junior Seau ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

We spoke with an investigator in the coroner's office .. who told us they got a call to respond to the scene ... though the details surrounding the situation are still unclear.

Cops are currently at a residence where 43-year-old Junior is believed to be staying.

People in law enforcement are telling us Junior Seau is dead ... but we are unable to confirm that right now.

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Attempts to reach Seau and Seau's people have been unsuccessful.

Seau was involved in a car accident back in 2010 when he drove his SUV off a cliff in Carlsbad, CA hours after he was arrested for allegedly attacking his girlfriend. Seau later said he was not trying to kill himself ... insisting he had fallen asleep at the wheel.

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16.

CountryGal    

Never heard of him. Must be suicide. He drove off a cliff 2 years ago trying to off himself. Good job leaving the kids behind turd.

840 days ago
17.

Stephen    

he was a cool dude, I use to hang out with him in Gaslamp

840 days ago
18.

michael    

Ok, now that we know what happened can we please see Kate Uptons boobs bouncing around again?

840 days ago
19.

beccalea    

Hope this is not true! Love ya Say Ow!!

840 days ago
20.

Lisa    

He has never said he was depressed. He always looked happy. This is shocking.

840 days ago
21.

Julie Kennedy-Fought    

I just met Junior at a local Carlsbad Pub a couple of weeks ago. He was a charming and sweet gentleman with a great sense of humor!

840 days ago
22.

TOMS    

he should have just smoked weed a lot...his pad looks sweet, facing the ocean...wtf Seau?

840 days ago
23.

Rob    

RIP Junior. **55**

840 days ago
24.

ed helein    

Every one from New England Remembers Junior and loved him when he played for The Pats. This is just a Tragedy!He must have been so troubled in his mind. I wish people could learn to try and seek help before suicide!

840 days ago
25.

Alexander King    

How terrible... San Diego native and legendary (20 year)NFL star.. As a standout at USC Junior was drafted in the first round in 1990. A philanthropist and a genuine star in our most watched sport. RIP Junior.

840 days ago
26.

charles haslon    

Suicide Man!!! RIP To One Of The NFL Great's, Junior Seau!!! I Cant Imagine How His Family & The Players who Know Him In The NFL Feel Its Crazy Man!!!

840 days ago
27.

Ted     

Sad,,Bad,,News,,my thoughts to family friends and fellow fans..

840 days ago
28.

LAUGHS AT YOU    

Another NFL player offs himself. Suspicious history with his car crash several years ago, so I am guessing all was not rosy for some time. Hard hitter in the pros and perhaps another ex player with long-term damage caused by trauma. Too common of a story, yet many parents sacrifice their kids to sports and Hollywood because they want to see them have a few minutes of fame, yet end up with a personal disaster.

The celebrity addiction rolls on...

On the other hand...

His restaurant in Temecula went under after trying with two different names, so I am guessing his finances were not great like many ex pros. Maybe there were other issues, but leaving kids behind because you cannot deal with life is beyond me.

840 days ago
29.

Pamella Foster    

I think Jr. had a child before marrying Gina, a son. The post about Who is he, who are you a-hole, didn't anyone ever teach you if you don't have something nice to say don't say anything at all. Show some respect and shut the f*#% up.

840 days ago
30.

MELISSA    

MAY HE REST IS PEACE

840 days ago
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