He was just 43.
And it was an apparent suicide, no less — a self-inflicted
gunshot wound to the chest.
But while the Twittersphere and Facebookland erupted in the usual
rituals of 21st Century celebrity death, with TMZ racing to report
the grim news that Junior Seau had passed, inspiring thousands of
re-tweeted RIPs and sad reminiscing about his glory days in the
middle of the San Diego Chargers’ defense, there seemed to be one
element sorely missing.
And when people are no longer surprised at the sudden death of a
40-something icon of pro football, then something has gone
terribly, terribly wrong.