#Aaron Hernandez is dead. The former New England Patriots tight end was found hanging in his jail cell early Wednesday morning. The 27-year-old former NFL star was in prison after being convicted in 2015 of murdering Odin Lloyd, the former fiance of his girlfriend's sister. The conviction came after it was revealed Lloyd was shot with the same kind of gun that Hernandez was proven to have possessed. Hernandez was serving a life sentence with no possibility of parole. Earlier in the week, Aaron had been back in court on separate murder charges, and was acquitted of those charges. In a tragic turn of events, Hernandez was seen blowing a kiss to his 4-year-old daughter, who had been crying that she missed her father.
The girl's mother, Shayanna Jenkins brought the girl to court so that she could see her dad. Sadly, not knowing it was the last time.
Aaron Hernandez's last moments
Heartbreaking details about Aaron Hernandez last moments were revealed by the Massachusetts Department of Corrections in a statement. Police revealed that Aaron had tied a bed sheet to the window in in cell, where he was kept alone. Officers found the former NFL player hanging in his cell around 3 a.m. and attempted to save his life. Hernandez had tried to jam the door to his cell with "various" items, and by the time officers entered they were unable to save his life.
Former New England Patriot's last moments detailed in a statement by police
"On April 19, 2017 Aaron Hernandez was discovered hanging in his cell by corrections officers at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley Massachusetts at approximately 3:05 a.m., lifesaving techniques were attempted on Mr.
Hernandez and he was transported to UMASS Leominster where he was pronounced dead at 4:07 a.m. by a physician at the hospital. Mr. Hernandez was in a single cell in a general population housing. Mr. Hernandez hanged himself utilizing a bed sheet that he attached to his cell window. Mr. Hernandez also attempted to block his door from the inside by jamming the door with various items. The Massachusetts State Police are on scene and the investigation continues. Mr. Hernandez’s next of kin have been notified."
Fans react to the shocking news
While Aaron Hernandez was a convicted murderer, #Football fans, those affiliated with the NFL, and others are completely shocked and saddened by the entire situation. "Aaron Hernandez may be the saddest story in sports history," one #Sports fan tweeted. "The saddest thing in life is wasted talent," wrote another. Other internet trolls have already started making jokes about the tragic end to Aaron's story, to which another fans stated, "The disgusting comments I'm seeing about Aaron Hernandez are sickening. He was not a good person, but don't joke about suicide."
What are your thoughts on the tragic end to Aaron Hernandez's sad story?