Gossip blog TMZ.com reports that former NFL star Junior Seau is dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. According to TMZ, police responded to reports of a shooting involving the former linebacker at his Oceanside, CA home this morning.
"NFL legend Junior Seau was found dead in his home in Oceanside, CA ... and a law enforcement source at the scene tells us cops believe he shot himself," TMZ writes.
Seau joins a long list of former NFL stars who have taken their own lives after the fame and bright lights fade. He leaves behind 3 kids and an ex-wife.
We spoke with an investigator in the coroner's office .. who told us they got a call to respond to the scene ... though the details surrounding the situation are still unclear.
Cops are currently at a residence where 43-year-old Junior is believed to be staying.
In October 2010, Seau denied rumors that he was trying to commit suicide after driving his SUV off a cliff in Carlsbad, CA.
Seau told officers on the scene that he fell asleep at the wheel of his Cadillac Escalade when it careened off the cliff.