Junior Seau reportedly died Wednesday afternoon from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest at his home in Oceanside, Calif. The news is absolutely stunning, and our thoughts and prayers go out to Seau's family and loved ones.
Compounding the tragedy is a piece of eerie, and incredibly sad trivia: Seau is now the eighth member from the San Diego Chargers' 1994 Super Bowl squad to pass away.
Sports Illustrated's Lee Jenkins has the full list of players:
The list: Lew Bush, David Griggs, Rodney Culver, Doug Miller, Curtis Whitley, Chris Mims, Shawn Lee and Seau— Lee Jenkins (@SI_LeeJenkins) May 2, 2012
An ESPN article from 2011 details their sudden and tragic deaths. Culver and Griggs died within 18 months of one another from a plane crash and car accident, respectively. Lee and Bush died of cardiac arrest in 2011, while Whitley and Mims were discovered dead in their apartments due to a drug overdose and an enlarged heart, respectively, in 1998. Miller also died in '98 after being struck twice by lightning.