A new update has just come in after the death of a famous Seattle Seahawk. The autopsy report for Cortez Kennedy, an amazing all-star player in the NFL, was released on Monday.
According to reports, Kennedy died of natural causes related to heart disease, diabetes and pneumonia. He was only 48 at the time of his death. He was found in his home by a friend where he was soon after pronounced dead.
"Seahawk Hall of Fame defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy died of natural causes related to hypertensive heart disease, pneumonia and diabetes, according to an autopsy report released Monday by the Orange County Medical Examiner’s office in Orlando, Fla., where Kennedy was living," according to the Seattle Times.
Kennedy played for the Seahawks from 1990-2000. He was specifically special in that he played his entire career in Seattle and even had his number retired by the team for his amazing achievements on the field.
In the days leading up to his death, Cortez had been battling health issues. He had canceled event appearances due to poor health and had even been in the hospital, before coming home.
"The report notes Kennedy had been admitted to Orlando Regional Medical Center on May 10 for swelling in his legs, a persistent cough and dyspnea and that he had a past history of hypertension and insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. He was discharged to his home on oxygen with follow-up visits scheduled," according to the Seattle Times.
His family has requested that his brain be sent to the Boston University School of Medicine to be examined for any evidence of CTE. Please join us in praying for his family during this tragic time. May God's peace provide them grace and comfort.
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