NFL Coach Adam Zimmer’s Cause of Death Revealed


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Almost two months after Adam Zimmer was discovered lifeless, new particulars of the NFL coach’s passing have been revealed.

In keeping with the Related Press, Minnesota’s Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Workplace cited the 38-year-old’s reason for demise as persistent alcohol use. Adam, the son of former Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer, died on October 31. The Cincinnati Bengals group confirmed the information by way of an announcement on November 1. (Mike additionally labored as a defensive assistant for the Ohio crew from 2008 to 2013.)

“The Bengals are saddened to be taught the devastating information about crew Offensive Analyst Adam Zimmer,” the crew started. “Group President Mike Brown provided the next assertion: ‘Our group has had the privilege of realizing and dealing with the Zimmer household for 15 years. We now have the best regard for Mike and Adam, and we’re extremely saddened by this tragic information. Mike and Adam had been extra than simply coaches for us — they had been mates. Our ideas and prayers are with the Zimmer household presently.’”

Adam’s profession additionally included stints with the Vikings, Kansas Metropolis Chiefs and New Orleans Saints.

“We’re heartbroken to listen to in regards to the passing of Adam Zimmer,” the Vikings group mentioned in an announcement on the time. “Adam was a form, respectful man, and over his years in Minnesota, it was evident he cared tremendously about his household, his gamers, his fellow coaches and the Vikings entrance workplace employees. Our ideas are with Mike, Corri, Marki and all the Zimmer household.”

NFL Coach Adam Zimmer Cause of Death Revealed

Adam Zimmer
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ESPN beforehand reported that Adam was found by the Mendota Heights Police Division after officers had been known as to carry out a welfare test. (He resided in Minnesota as he labored remotely for the Bengals.) An investigation was subsequently launched as Adam ”appeared to have bruising or blood pooling round his eye” when his physique was discovered on his sofa. A earlier search warrant affidavit revealed police visited his dwelling one week previous to his demise amid stories that he “had handed out from consuming.”

Adam is survived by his father, Mike, and sisters Marki and Corri.

“I can’t consider I’m penning this. I misplaced my massive brother yesterday. The kindest, sweetest, household loving, sports activities obsessed soul there ever was,” Corri wrote by way of Instagram final month. “I’ve felt ache like this as soon as earlier than nevertheless it’s been some time and I didn’t know I used to be capable of really feel like this once more.”