According to police, Seau's girlfriend found him unconscious at his home in Oceanside, California with a "self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest," and a handgun found near his body:
Seau played in the NFL for twenty years for teams including the Chargers, Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots. he was a ten-time All-Pro and 12-time Pro Bowl selection before retiring in 2010.
Seau’s girlfriend called 911 at 9:35 a.m. reporting a possible suicide, said Oceanside police Chief Frank McCoy. Officers found Seau in a bedroom with a gunshot wound to the chest. Efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.
A handgun was found near his body, and police are investigating the death as a suicide, McCoy said.
"Our hearts and prayers of the city go out to Seau's family," the chief said.
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