8 Professional Athletes Who Were Tragically Murdered.

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When professional athletes die, countless fans express sadness about the incident. Younger generations often create tribute videos for YouTube, Twitter, and other platforms. Several fans also remember their favorite athletes with intricate tattoos. Although murder cases involving these athletes often lead to questions about what caused the incident and how it could have been avoided.

There have been several professional athletes that have tragically died during their careers. Some incidents occurred after only a few years in their respective sports, while others took place following their retirements. Some of these deaths were never solved by the investigators.

Sports fans know the big names, such as Sean Taylor and Steve McNair, but other athletes have been murdered that are unknown to younger generations. This includes professional wrestlers that became prominent following World War II or were allegedly involved in the Canadian organized crime.

Sean Taylor would’ve turned 37 today.

He left everything on the field … even at the Pro Bowl. (via @NFL) pic.twitter.com/HB7I9kyQ7T

A first-round pick of the Washington Redskins in the 2004 NFL Draft, Sean Taylor was viewed as one of the best free safeties in the league during the first four seasons of his career. He was named to the Pro Bowl in 2006-07 and was named First-Team All-Pro in 2007. Unfortunately, he was killed on Nov. 27, 2007.

Taylor was at home alone on Nov. 26 when he heard intruders. He was shot in the upper leg and suffered severe blood loss due to a severed femoral artery. He was rushed to the hospital and died the following day.

It’s been 10 years since the late Steve McNair’s passing 🙏

🔹 2003 MVP
🔹 3x Pro Bowler
🔹 NFL passer rating leader
🔹 Walter Payton Award
🔹 Titans legend

(via @nflthrowback)pic.twitter.com/qP3dJRjSNi

A three-time Pro Bowl quarterback, Steve McNair shined for the Houston Oilers, Tennessee Titans and Baltimore Ravens during his 13-year career. He led the Titans to an appearance in Super Bowl XXXIV and nearly secured the historic victory for the franchise. He also became the first African American quarterback to be named the NFL MVP.

McNair was found dead in his Nashville condo on July 4, 2009, along with his mistress, Sahel Kazemi. Investigators determined that the couple had a fight and that Kazemi shot McNair in his sleep. She died by suicide.

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