MA prison officials said the 27-year old was found hanging in his prison cell early Wednesday.
Aaron Hernandez was discovered dead in his prison cell in MA in the early hours of Tuesday, and many of his friends including Mike Pouncey and Snoop Dogg are mourning and took to social media to remember the former New England Patriots star. He appears to have hanged himself by attaching a bed sheet to the window of his single cell. Although Hernandez was already serving a life sentence without parole for killing Lloyd, his attorneys were hopeful that Hernandez had a chance to be released from prison soon because the 2013 conviction was being automatically reviewed by the state's highest court.
Massachusetts State Police has now launched an investigation into the suicide at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Centre in the town of Shirley.
The New England Patriots learned of former tight end Aaron Hernandez's apparent suicide as they prepared to go to the White House to celebrate their fifth Super Bowl title.
Meanwhile, Hernandez attorney Jose Baez pledged to conduct be an independent probe of Hernandez's death, the Boston Herald reported.
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Aaron Hernandez's family has made a decision to donate his brain to medical researchers, his lawyer, Jose Baez, said at a press conference Thursday.
Hernandez was born in Bristol, Connecticut, and was a star tight end at the University of Florida.
One of Aaron Hernandez's longtime friends says he's in shock and grieving after the National Football League star was found hanged in his prison cell.
"I know if Aaron was here one more day he would have said he loves you." he wrote.
The mother of Odin Lloyd, who was murdered in 2013, will move forward with her lawsuit against Hernandez, according to TMZ Sports.
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Lloyd was shot six times and died in an industrial park less than a mile from Hernandez's home.
Hernandez's agent said he doesn't believe that he would have taken his own life, as Hernandez's lawyers said they are looking to start their own investigation, which is on top of the investigation now being done by the District Attorney's office. A prison friend of Hernandez is now in isolation on "eyeball suicide watch", WBZ-TV reports. "Especially after him getting acquitted of the double murder".
In 2012, when he was 22, Aaron Hernandez signed a record $40 million contract with the Patriots.
Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey, a college teammate of Hernandez's, said on Instagram: "To my friend my brother!"
Hernandez also had "John 3:16" written on his forehead when his body was found in his prison cell early Wednesday morning, an official tells the Boston Globe.
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