Former San Diego Chargers great JUNIOR SEAU was found dead Wednesday of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest, according to law enforcement sources.

Seau, 43, was found dead in his bed by his girlfriend in his Oceanside home in San Diego.

Distraught relatives of the NFL star were arriving at the Oceanside home to identify the body and to seek answers as to why the former USC star would take his life.

NFL peers and former teammates tweeted their condolences on the sad news Wednesday:

Sad news to say the least. Seau was one of the greatest linebackers in football and a fantastic community leader in San Diego. Prayers and condolences go out to his family.

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