Jason Jenkins, the Dolphins’ senior vice president of communications and community affairs, died Saturday. It brought on a wave of emotions from around the sport.
So how did Jason Jenkins die? The Palm Beach Post reported at the time that Jenkins died after “a medical emergency.”
We now know exactly what he died from:
How Did Jason Jenkins Die?
“Dolphins SVP Jason Jenkins passed away due to natural causes, according to the medical examiner. A blood clot traveled from his leg to his heart, unexpectedly ending his life Saturday at 47. Jenkins had a history of thrombosis.”
Jenkins had been a senior VP since 2015 and worked for the Dolphins since 2009. The Houston native worked for the 49ers, Texas Southern University, and Lehigh University prior to the Dolphins.
“I am heartbroken,” Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said in a statement.
“Jason Jenkins was an icon in the Miami community, and above all a kind and incredible family man. His dedication to our organization was unmatched. He was my friend but most of all he was a generous soul. My heart is with Elizabeth and his children tonight. The Jenkins family will always be a part of the Dolphins family.”
Jason Jenkins Obituary
In addition to working for the Dolphins, he was also a board member for the Anti-Defamation League Florida, Breakthrough Miami, Dolphins Challenge Cancer, Pro Sports Assembly, Urban League of Broward County, Women of Tomorrow, and YWCA Miami.
Jenkins was an incredible family man and is survived by his wife Elizabeth, and children Liya, Aiden and Sloane. He left a positive mark on everyone he met, and will be greatly missed.
You can read Jason Jenkins obituary here.
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