Former football star Junior Seau sent text messages to his children and ex-wife saying he loved them, a day before he was found fatally wounded in what police are investigating as a suicide.
Oceanside Police Chief Frank McCoy said Seaus girlfriend came to the beachfront home about 9:30 a.m. and found him dead in one of the bedrooms. Police and paramedics tried to resuscitate him but were unsuccessful.
McCoy said Seau died of a gunshot to the chest, with a handgun found near the body. The case is being investigated as a suicide, although police found no suicide note.
Seaus ex-wife, Gina, said that on Tuesday he sent her and each of their three children Sydney, Jake and Hunter a text message, ending with I love you.
His mother, Luisa, wept as she told reporters that she had no warning that her son was on the verge of suicide.
Seau retired from the San Diego Chargers in 2006 and then unretired several days later, saying he was not ready to leave a game that he loved...