Former NFL Star, Aaron Hernandez Found Dead

NBC NEWS - Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez has been found dead in his jail cell.

According to the Massachusetts Department of Corrections, Hernandez was discovered hanging by a bed sheet in his cell at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley Massachusetts at approximately 3:05 a.m local time.

Lifesaving techniques were attempted and he was transported to Umass Leominster where he was pronounced dead about an hour later.

Officials say Hernandez 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.

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