Demaryius Thomas’ death at age 33 in December was the result of “complications of a seizure disorder,” according to an autopsy report released on Friday.
Kevin Vaughan and Mike Klis of 9NEWS Denver provided more information.
“Official cause of Demaryius Thomas’ death is “Complications of Seizure Disorder,” per medical examiner report. Manner of death is listed as “Undetermined.” Demaryius Thomas was found dead in his shower last December 9th”
It was back in June 2021 when he announced his retirement from the league.
Boston University researchers posthumously diagnosed the wideout with Stage 2 chronic traumatic encephalopathy. It’s unclear how much of a factor CTE played in Thomas’ death.
He also suffered from seizures following a 2019 car accident.
Dr. Ann McKee, the BU pathologist who studied Thomas’ brain, said that seizures were not generally associated with CTE. In addition, McKee has previously noted CTE does not cause death.
“CTE itself does not cause death,” she said per ABC News. “You don’t die from CTE. What CTE does is it changes your behavior and your personality.”
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