8 Members of 94 Chargers Have Died Tragic Deaths | Robert Littal Presents BlackSportsOnline

8 Members of 94 San Diego Chargers Super Bowl Team Have Died Before Age of 45

by Robert Littal | Posted on Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

If you believe in curses this will probably freak you out.

It appears to just be a coincidence, but definitely a tragic one.

Linebacker David Griggs, who died in a car crash in June 1995 — just months after he played in the Super Bowl.

Running back Rodney Culver and his wife were killed when ValuJet Flight 592 crashed in the Florida Everglades in May 1996.

Linebacker Doug Miller was 28 when he died in what can only be described as a freak accident. He was camping along the Colorado River near Dotsero, Colorado in July 1998, when lighting struck him.

A friend tried to give him CPR when a second bolt of lightning hit the NFL star again, killing him.

Center Curtis Whitley was found dead from a drug overdose in his trailer in west Texas.

Defensive end Chris Mims was found face-down dead in his home, as well.

He died of an enlarged heart at age 38 after ballooning to nearly 500 pounds when he entered a depressive cycle after he was forced out of the NFL. At the end of his life, he became reclusive and he died alone in his California apartment.

Defensive tackle Shawn Lee was 44 when he went into cardiac arrest and died in North Carolina in February 2011 after suffering diabetes for years.

Linebacker Lew Bush was killed by a heart attack in San Diego in December at age 42.

Finally, Junior Seau was found dead of an apparent suicide in his home at the age of 43.

Like I said they seem like random events (the lightning strike one is crazy). I can’t imagine what the rest of the players on that team are feeling right now.

Hopefully, Seau will be the last untimely death.

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