NFL great Junior Seau was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in his home in Oceanside on Wednesday morning, according to multiple reports.
Seau, 43, among the best linebackers in NFL history, was found by his housekeeper with a gunshot wound to his chest, the North County Times reported, citing an unnamed source.
A former USC star, Seau was selected fifth overall in the 1990 draft by San Diego. He played for the Chargers from 1990-2002, then spent three years with the Miami Dolphins before finishing his career with New England. He played for the Patriots from 2006-09.
Seau made the Pro Bowl 12 times and was a 10-time All-Pro.
“Everyone at the Chargers is in complete shock and disbelief right now. We ask everyone to stop what they’re doing and send their prayers to Junior and his family,” the Chargers said in a statement.