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Junior Seau Fans

'Paddle Out' to Honor Him

5/6/2012 2:54 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Junior Seau
was honored today when more than 1,000 people "paddled out" in the ocean to pay their respects to the NFL legend.

The water-based memorial took place in Oceanside, CA this afternoon -- directly in front of his beachfront home -- and allowed friends, neighbors and locals to mourn the superstar together. Surfers were heard chanting his name and jersey number as they gathered in the ocean.

Seau was known to be an avid surfer.

Seau died Wednesday from a self-inflicted gun shot wound to the chest. He was 43.

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16.

Karma    

Most likely Junior felt damaged and in an irreparable situation. He must have focused on doing the one last thing he could remember to do which was to end his life to donate his brain to science to help find the root of the problem so that people in the NFL don't have to be left behind and so that in the future current and retired players. His loved ones and fans are broken because Junior is gone. He was suffering. There was an interview that he mentioned not remembering the names of his own children. Junior was hurting and in the end unfortunately he killed himself and his loved one found him. I can't imagine what Megan went through. My heart breaks for her. Here is the man she loved and she is asked to move his massive dead body to the floor to try cpr while blood is gushing everywhere. I feel awful for his mother and kids. I just am so sad all around for the loss of Junior and for the loss of the next player who isn't handling their brain injuries well either and who is planning the same thing. It breaks my heart so much.

799 days ago
17.

Sally    

RIP Seau.God Bless you and your family.

799 days ago
18.

JW    

Why do they keep ASSUMING Junior killed himself? He would never do such a thing because he loved his momma so much. Oh Junior if you are reading this, Who killed you? Tell us, please.

798 days ago
19.

melissa    

Suicide is a cowardly and selfish act. The people that love you...your friends and family...are left behind to suffer for the rest of their lives. This is not to something to celebrate or honor.

798 days ago
20.

My BIG FAT ASS!    

was HE CREMATED???

798 days ago
21.

Iamrighturwrong    

Dude was a dbag, boozer that treated his team mates like dirt (i did work for one and he spilled it) He beat the crap out of his gf made **** tonz of cash and took the cowards way out. Like it not I dont care. I have lots friends and family to this act and I think its dumb. I have dealt with loosing my job, being assaulted, living in the st etc. and nothing would make me take my pain away by making my fam suffer .. did u see his mom falling down and screaming in agony??? that is the painful part I pray for her not him

798 days ago
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