Junior Seau Paddle-Out: linebacker and surfer

Why does a former NFL star and keen surfer decide to commit suicide at 43? Junior Seau went surfing in San Clemente on Monday, but two days later he decides to leave the world with a warning sign.

Seau has been considered one of the best linebackers in the US football history. He was adored by fans, looked great and lived a happy family life.

When his girlfriend Megan returned home, she found Junior Seau dead in his bed with a gun nearby. Depression? Health problems? Inner demons?

Hundreds of surfers have paid tribute to the USC Trojans star with a splendid paddle-out in front of Junior Seau's Southern California home. The linebacker really enjoyed surfing and he was frequently seen in the waves enjoying his free time.

The paddle-out saw surfers, bodyboarders, swimmers, kayakers and watermen yelling his name. "Fifty-five! Fifty-five! Fifty-five! Junior, Junior, Junior! We love you, Junior! Aloha, Junior!"

The Junior Seau paddle-out memorial, in Oceanside, was a great tribute to a sportsman who will never be forgotten. Watch the best moments of the Junior Seau's homage.

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