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Super Bowl Champion Demaryius Thomas Found Dead In The Shower

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Super Bowl Champion Demaryius Thomas Found Dead In The Shower

Tributes have come flooding in following news of Demaryius Thomas' sudden and truly sad death.

The former NFL star was found dead in the shower after police received a call "in reference to a cardiac arrest" at around 7pm local time.

According to police documents, when authorities arrived at Thomas' home in Roswell, Georgia the victim was "not conscious and not breathing" with clear signs of rigor mortis already visible.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Demaryius Thomas in 2012. Credit: PA
Demaryius Thomas in 2012. Credit: PA

The Super Bowl-winning wide receiver spent nine seasons in the NFL, starting his career with the Denver Broncos before going on to have short spells with the Houston Texans, New England Patriots and New York Jets.

A four-time Pro Bowler, Thomas was considered one of the best in his respective position at one point in time.

News of his tragic passing sent the American sports community into mourning with thousands of fans and players alike paying their respects.

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NFL megastar and Thomas' former Patriots teammate Tom Brady tweeted: "I'm so sad to wake up this morning to hear about the passing of my friend Demaryius Thomas. We were all blessed with his humility and positive spirit, and we will all miss him."

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While Thomas' ex-Broncos colleague Tim Tebow added: "So many are going to remember him for his athletic ability... but I'll be remembering him for his kindness, his smile that would light up a room, and the love he had for those in his life.

A number of high-profile figures, including Hall Of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning, also flocked to social media to send messages of support to the 33-year-old's family.

But perhaps the most touching tribute came from Thomas' former employer.

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In a heartwarming and symbolic gesture, the Denver Broncos decided to line up for their first snap against the Detroit Lions with just 10 men on the field as wide receiver Courtland Sutton took a knee on the sidelines.

The team then let the play clock run out as a round of applause rang out around the arena with fans rising to their feet.

Denver was ultimately penalised for the delay of game, but the Lions declined the penalty.

Rest In Peace, DT.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: American Football, NFL, Australia, super bowl

Max Sherry
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