|R.I.P JUNIOR SEAU smh|
Former pro football great and Oceanside sports legend Junior Seau has committed suicide, found by a housekeeper at his beachfront home with a gunshot wound to the chest, according to multiple sources.
Oceanside Mayor Jim Wood said he learned of the death from Police Chief Frank McCoy.
Police responded to Seau's home on The Strand on Wednesday after receiving a call about a reported suicide. The San Diego County medical examiner's office said an investigator was sent to the scene.
Wood said Seau, 43, was beloved in the community and will be deeply missed.
"He was a local hero —- he certainly gave back to the community and to the youth through his Junior Seau Foundation," Wood said. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends."
The San Diego Chargers released a statement saying they had not been informed of his death and that "we pray he's OK."