A chaplain for the San Diego Chargers confirmed the death of former NFL star Junior Seau on Wednesday, the UT San Diego reported.
The newspaper reported earlier that police had been called to the football great's house after getting a 911 call about a suicide.
Chargers chaplain Shawn Mitchell said he was notified of the death and is on his way to be with family members.
“Junior was an icon not only in San Diego but throughout the nation. Of course this will affect a lot of people, not in the least the children and kids who look up to him,” Mitchell said.