Live Twitter report: Cops at Junior Seau’s home, gunfire heard; Update: Seau dead, suicide confirmed

There are cops at Junior Seau's home… we are told something really bad happened. More to come…

— Harvey Levin (@HarveyLevinTMZ) May 2, 2012

Shootings at Junior Seau house? What is going on with him in the last couple years. Oh no!!!

— Theresa Seid (@RockOnMommies) May 2, 2012

Something is going on at the home of future NFL hall of fame linebacker Junior Seau’s home. We’ll update this post as more information comes in.

UPDATE: This doesn’t sound good at all. Initial reports say Seau is dead.

spoke with an investigator at Coroner's Office who said they're on way to scene..and a law enforcement source says Jr is dead.We're checking

— Harvey Levin (@HarveyLevinTMZ) May 2, 2012

Reports are circulating that Junior Seau is dead. I really hope this isn't true.

— Logan Stringfield (@BuzzCityPunk) May 2, 2012

People in law enforcement are telling us Junior Seau is dead … but we are unable to confirm that right now. #TMZ

— Dew Master (@MrDewMaster) May 2, 2012

I just heard that Junior Seau's is dead and cops are at his house as we speak. Anyone know anything about this. If he is man what a sad day

— Kivaka (@kivaka) May 2, 2012

Damn. News 10 is saying Junior Seau might have committed suicide. Sad.

— jodie hughes (@JodieAHughes) May 2, 2012

UPDATE 2: We are sad to report that the initial reports have been confirmed. Junior Seau is dead at the young age of 43. He has 3 kids.

Cops are investigating the shooting, but suicide is suspected. Seau attempted suicide back in 2010 when he drove his SUV off a cliff.

Seau becomes the 8th member of the of ’94 Chargers to pass away.

Junior Seau dead in suicide, source says. Link to story to come.

— UT San Diego North (@UTNorth) May 2, 2012

Report: 911 Call Reports Possible Suicide At Former NFLer Junior Seau's Home http://t.co/0cY81Cbx via @TPMLivewire

— David Kurtz (@TPM_dk) May 2, 2012

**UPDATED BREAKING NEWS** Very sad *Tears Flowing As I Type* Junior Seau "Reportedly" committed suicide about 60mins ago.. #RIP Junior

— Incarcerated Bob IBN (@incarceratedbob) May 2, 2012

Fans of the NFL as well as current and former NFL players are offering their condolences.

My prayers and condolences to the family of one of the NFL's greatest linebackers to ever play the game.. Junior Seau.. R.I.P

— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) May 2, 2012

RIP to Junior Seau. One of the best defensive players the league has ever seen. He will be missed.

— Lakers Nation (@LakersNation) May 2, 2012

RIP Junior Seau. Sad. Extremely sad. May peace be with your family and loved ones at this horrible time.

— Kevin Iole (@KevinI) May 2, 2012

https://twitter.com/#!/MoMass11/status/197753264450711553

#RIP Junior Seau. Got to know him on the sports show and a bunch of charity stuff. Great guy. GREAT ballplayer. Respect to his family.

— Tom Arnold (@TomArnold) May 2, 2012

I guess it is true. #RIP Junior Seau. Thoughts and prayers go out to his three kids.

— Kisha Tapangan (@KishaT) May 2, 2012

Wow, I'm just sick over the story of Junior Seau. Always loved whenever I got to be around him. One of the funniest dudes around. RIP man

— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) May 2, 2012

RIP Junior Seau. Interviewed him many times over the years in covering the NFL…was never anything but decent and kind. Terrible news.

— Josh Elliott (@JoshElliott32) May 2, 2012

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.

— Kirk Morrison (@kirkmorrison) May 2, 2012

Saddened to hear Junior Seau has died. He was proof that a 40-year-old linebacker could still dominate among a league of 20-year-olds #RIP

— ryan sutton (@qualityrye) May 2, 2012

The passing of Junior Seau is pretty tragic. The list of post NFL players dealing with depression and suicide grows. Hate to hear this.

— Gregory Shane Helms (@ShaneHelmsCom) May 2, 2012

I'm so sad. RIP JUNIOR SEAU. He was an amazing player and an amazing man. I looked up to him when I was young. :(

— Kendra Wilkinson (@KendraWilkinson) May 2, 2012

Beloved man w/ a charitable heart. Inspirer, hero to many & friend to all. RIP Junior Seau pic.twitter.com/jlWsxiXn

— Kiptyn Locke (@Kiptyn) May 2, 2012

Very sad news about Junior Seau if the reports are in fact true. RIP #55

— James Ham (@James_Ham) May 2, 2012

My thoughts & prayers are with Junior Seau's family right now. He was one of the best to ever play the game. Sad, sad day.

— Chase Daniel (@ChaseDaniel) May 2, 2012

I cannot believe all of this about Junior Seau!! Man was a legend! What could've possibly caused this?!? Someone had to notice something!

— Hank Baskett (@TheHankBaskett) May 2, 2012

We must enjoy each day like its our last…RIP Junior Seau

— Pierre Thomas (@Pierre_Thomas) May 2, 2012

Dear @ESPN, Junior Seau is dead, no one gives a shit about bounties anymore, besides Saints fans

— BuckeyeEmpire (@BuckeyeEmpire) May 2, 2012

Junior Seau may not have been the 1st great USC LB to wear #55 but he'll always be the Trojan most identified with that legacy #.

— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) May 2, 2012

Junior Seau was a dear friend of mine. This is a very sad day. He was a great player and a better man. Rip my brother.

— Alfonso Ribeiro (@alfonso_ribeiro) May 2, 2012

At a loss for words right now. R.I.P Junior Seau.

— Justin Tuck (@JustinTuck) May 2, 2012

A man's worth is measured by what he does for others, not what he does for himself. Junior Seau was a great man. You are missed Junior. #RIP

— Jim Trotter (@JimTrotter_NFL) May 2, 2012

Saddened 2 hear of the death of NFL GREAT Junior Seau! A great football player but an even GREATER man! He will b missed! #fb

— Kurt Warner (@kurt13warner) May 2, 2012

https://twitter.com/#!/michaelombardi/status/197761775242973185

WOW RIP Junior Seau. He will be remembered as his amazing on field talents. If you are depressed seek help as suicide is never the answer.

— Shane Carwin (@ShaneCarwin) May 2, 2012

Truly heartbreaking reports about Junior Seau. He gave so much to others and had more to give. RIP. Prayers are with him and his family

— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) May 2, 2012

Wow. And then we lose Junior Seau…not such a beautiful day after all. RIP

— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) May 2, 2012

to put this whole day the situation in perspective… RIP Junior Seau. what a tragedy.

— Scott Shanle (@scottshanle) May 2, 2012

RIP Junior Seau u inspired me to play sports with ur great energy and dedication, its a sad day, u will be missed, #55

— Frankie Delgado (@frankiedelgado) May 2, 2012

I'm in stunned disbelief and completely crestfallen over the news about Junior Seau. Prayers and well wishes to him and his family.

— Rich Eisen (@richeisen) May 2, 2012

My prayers & condolences to the family of Junior Seau…great player & even better man. Glad to have had the honor to suit up with you bro!!

— Donte' Stallworth (@DonteStallworth) May 2, 2012

RIP Junior Seau. There's nothing funny whatsoever about suicide. So save your jokes, show some class. Thoughts & prayers go out to the Seaus

— Moreno (@Moreno) May 2, 2012

RIP Junior Seau!!… wow that's crazy sad day for the NFL

— Austin Daye (@Adaye5) May 2, 2012

RIP 2 junior seau… 1 of the best LB's to ever play the game

— LaMarrWoodley (@LaMarrWoodley) May 2, 2012

JR RIP 1 of our game's all time greats more importantly a reliable friend & inspiration 2 many 4 his kindness, generosity & charitable ways.

— Larry Fitzgerald (@LarryFitzgerald) May 2, 2012

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.

— Brian Cushing (@briancushing56) May 2, 2012

A sad day prayers for the Seau family. Jr was a good friend a good teammate but a much better man.

— Mark May (@mark_may) May 2, 2012

Don't think anyone truly understands how hard it is to play in this league. Seau played 20yrs. 1 of the greatest of our gen. Rest peacefully

— Chris Ogbonnaya (@ChrisOgbonnaya) May 2, 2012

Junior was a true competitor and a special player. My heartfelt condolences go out to the Seau family.

— John Elway (@johnelway) May 2, 2012

So saddened by the news of Junior Seau's passing. The hearts of the Trojan family go out to his relatives and friends.

— Pete Carroll (@PeteCarroll) May 2, 2012

All of us are deeply saddened about Junior Seau, a great player loved by teammates who also worked hard to serve his community. …

— Roger Goodell (@nflcommish) May 2, 2012

… Junior and his family will remain in our thoughts.

— Roger Goodell (@nflcommish) May 2, 2012

#RIP Junior Seau. Great friend and competitor….. Had great times together. Will be missed.

— Michael Strahan (@michaelstrahan) May 2, 2012

If you follow Twitchy.com, you heard about this news WHILE it was happening. If you still live in the stone age and get your sports news from ESPN, you may have been disappointed.

There is a reason @espn is not reporting junior seau suicide. Gathering facts rather than retracting later I assume,

— Sports Bets Daily (@SportsBetsDaily) May 2, 2012

@Buccigross so Junior Seau apparently has passed away due to a self inflicted GSW to chest? @SportsCenter @espn not reporting?

— Ara (@ArchieBaldEagle) May 2, 2012

https://twitter.com/#!/GaPeacHnicKi/status/197756778455379968

@AdamRubinESPN junior seau has been dead for four hours and espn is still not reporting it. Wtf?

— Mike McNamara (@hampton16) May 2, 2012

Love how ESPN is reporting about the Saints bounty and not mentioning Junior Seau's death. Football is not serious. Life is. 😔

— Maria Laurelle (@RiiAAAAkinZZ) May 2, 2012

ESPN still not reporting on supposed suicide of former Chargers LB Junior Seau. Strange…

— Dan Meyer (@MeyersMusings) May 2, 2012

UPDATE 3: It has been confirmed that Jenior Seau committed suicide.

https://twitter.com/#!/AdamSchefter/status/197772726675582976

Damn, Junior Seau committed suicide…wtf?

— Major G.A.U.G.E. (@majorgauge) May 2, 2012

Can't believe junior seau committed suicide….so sad…R.I.P #chargers

— Chargers (@ChARGERSx619) May 2, 2012

Suicide is complicated and hard to reconcile. Heartbreaking news regarding Junior Seau. #RIP

— Adam (@a1d7a1m7) May 2, 2012

Damn. It's all ways sad when you hear "suicide"…. R.I.P Junior Seau

— Fatal Attraction (@JermXbruh) May 2, 2012

Heart goes out to Junior Seau's family…. the @nfl concussions are no joke. Leads to depression and often to suicide. So sad. :-( RIP

— Travis Wright (@teedubya) May 2, 2012

UPDATE 4: Apparently Seau left a suicide note explaining that he shot himself in the chest to preserve his brain for NFL concussion related testing. This report has not yet been confirmed and should be considered a rumor at this time.

https://twitter.com/#!/Radio_Champ/status/197767091233890304

https://twitter.com/#!/Steiny31/status/197769827539095552

if rumor about Seau's note is true, to have the forethought to preserve his brain for research, while in the midst of suffering, is amazing

— Brandon Gee (@brndngee) May 2, 2012

Ugh, just read about Seau's suicide note. That's absurdly sad. Hopefully a link to CTE is made and his death can mean something.

— Captain Buzzkill (@Matthew_Bremner) May 2, 2012

Sad to hear about the suicide death of former NFL star Junior Seau. He supposedly left a note saying he wants his brain donated to research.

— Jason Solomon (@solomonster) May 2, 2012

Story of Seau's suicide note is super depressing. Requests his brain be researched for prevention of future tragedies.

— Alex Huang (@alexjhuang) May 2, 2012

https://twitter.com/#!/dukefan805/status/197780575627644928

UPDATE 5: We reported it as a rumor and it turned out to be just that. New reports indicate that Seau did NOT leave a suicide note.

San Diego newspaper. RT @nctimes: Oceanside police claims there was no suicide note found at Junior Seau's home.

— SPORTSbyBROOKS (@SPORTSbyBROOKS) May 2, 2012

https://twitter.com/#!/sgallman/status/197790234853916673

Oceanside police claims there was no suicide note found at Junior Seau's home.

— UT San Diego North (@UTNorth) May 2, 2012

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