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    Junior Seau's Apparent Suicide Shocks Hollywood: Stars React to Football Great's Death

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    The NFL lost a legend today.

    Former San Diego Chargers linebacker Junior Seau was found dead this morning in his Oceanside home from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest, which police are investigating as a suicide.

    Meanwhile, the loss of the 43-year-old has left the football organization, fellow players and Hollywood fans stunned.

    "All of us are deeply saddened about Junior Seau, a great player loved by teammates who also worked hard to serve his community. Junior and his family will remain in our thoughts," NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement.

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    The USC alumni was remembered on Twitter by his alma mater, who posted a photo along with this tribute: "The Trojan Family lost a legend today. Junior Seau, we will miss you. Our condolences to his family. #RIP55."

    Many celebs continued to express their condolences on the social media website as well.

    Chad Ochocinco: My prayers and condolences to the family of one of the NFL's greatest linebackers to ever play the game.. Junior Seau.. R.I.P

    DeionSanders: Junior Seau will certainly be missed. A great football player but a better man. He was classy,caring & courageous.God bless theSeau family

    Holly Robinson Peete: Paralyzed with grief over the loss of our dear friend JuniorSeau...Husband devastated. I just don't want to believe it Loved him....

    Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett: I'm so sad. RIP JUNIOR SEAU. He was an amazing player and an amazing man. I looked up to him when I was young. :(

    Delonte West: Prayers out to a fallen soldier and his family ...Junior Seau...a tru sports hero and leader .....one of my favorite players of all times!!!

    John Elway: Junior was a true competitor and a special player. My heartfelt condolences go out to the Seau family

    Tony Hawk: Goodbye Junior Seau, you were an inspiration for turning success into greater good. Thank you for making San Diego a better place for youth.

    Lil Wayne: Wow. And then we lose Junior Seau...not such a beautiful day after all. RIP

    Terrell Owens: God Bless Junior Seau & his family! My heart & condolences go out 2 his family. May u RIP!

    Erin Andrews: Watching and reading all the coverage on Junior Seau..Heartbreaking and tragic..Prayers to his family and friends..

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