Former San Diego Chargers LB Junior Seau is dead of a gunshot wound to the chest, according to police in Oceanside, California. Police confirmed that Seau's death is being treated as a suicide.
Moments after news broke of Seau's death, former and current NFL players took to Twitter to send out thoughts, prayers and memories of the San Diego legend.
LeCharles Bentley: Any other smart ass player want to question why the league is cracking down? One of THE baddest dudes MAY have just killed himself....
Rich Gannon: My thoughts and prayers go out to the Seau family. Junior was a special player and person. A true legend. He will be missed.
Scott Fujita: Lew Bush, and now Junior Seau...two men I've admired & looked up to for years. This is hard. Prayers are with their families.
Ross Tucker: Awful Junior Seau news. Not sure people fully appreciate his unbelievable career. Rare breed.
Kirk Morrison: I first met Junior Seau when I was 18 yrs old and a Freshmen at San Diego State. He actually told me I had NFL potential and I believed it.
Shawne Merriman: Please people tell me Seau is just rumors
Reggie Bush: Damn this one hurts San Diego! One of the greatest to to come from the city.
Terrell Davis: I Just heard the sad news that Jr. Seau has Passed away. One of the greatest sports figures from San Diego.
Kurt Warner: Saddened 2 hear of the death of NFL GREAT Junior Seau! A great football player but an even GREATER man! He will b missed!
Ryan Kerrigan: Thoughts and prayers with Junior Seau's family.. Sad, sad day for football #55
Eric Winston: RIP Junior. Loved watching you play.
Matt Barkley: #RIPJuniorSeau You were one of the greatest Trojans of all time!
Brian Cushing: Wow shocked right now, I tapped Juniors picture every single day before heading out to practice at USC. R.I.P. to a legend n awesome person.
Tony Boselli: Extremely sad about the passing of Junior Seau. Just 3 weeks ago I spent the weekend w/him at USC. He was a great Trojans & will b missed!
Eric Barton: Seau is the one and only autograph I have ever got in my life. I wrote him a letter when I was in high school he sent me a picture and a hat
Deion Sanders: Junior Seau will certainly be missed. A great football player but a better man. He was classy,caring & courageous.God bless the Seau family