This is CRAZY! You guys all remember NFL star Aaron Hernandez, right? He was convicted of a murder in 2013 and was sentenced to life with no chance of parole. Just days ago he was acquitted of a double murder, but he was still serving that life sentence.
He was found by guards dead hanging in his prison cell just after 3 a.m.
The former New England Patriots tight end was pronounced dead at UMass Memorial-HealthAlliance Hospital in Leominster about an hour later.
The Patriots will not release a statement today, they still have plans to attend the White House to celebrate their Super Bowl win.
He leaves behind his family and a four year old daughter.
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Breaking: Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez committed suicide in prison. https://t.co/1Edkdxubw2— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 19, 2017