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Posted - 02/19/2011 : 06:16:30 AM Ex-Bears safety Duerson, 50, found dead
CHICAGO Former Chicago Bears safety Dave Duerson was found dead Thursday night at his home in Miami, the Miami Dade County coroner's office said.
TRAGIC SPORTS DEATHS Sports has lost many athletes way too soon. We list a few. No cause of death was released, according to a report by Chicago Tribune.
"We are stunned and saddened to hear the tragic news regarding Dave Duerson," the Bears said in a release Friday. "He was a great contributor to our team and the Chicago community. Today is a difficult day for all of us who loved Dave. We'll miss him. Our prayers are with his family."
Duerson, 50, starred at Notre Dame and played for the legendary Bears defense that powered the team to a victory in Super Bowl XX. He was elected to four straight Pro Bowls from 1986-89 and also won a second Super Bowl with the 1990 Giants.
The news of Duerson's untimely death was met with shock from his former Bears teammates.
"When we spoke recently, he sounded great," former Bears defensive back Shaun Gayle said. "It's a real shock to all of the guys."