It was an emotional weekend for Hall of Fame linebacker Ray Lewis, who held a funeral for his son after his tragic passing.
Ray Lewis III’s death was reported on June 15th. He was just 28 years old.
Police say they responded to a call for a medical emergency and found Lewis III unresponsive and receiving CPR from a friend. He was reportedly given Narcan, a drug used to treat overdoses. Police said that Lewis III was lying naked between a bed and a wall in the room, and that they received Narcan, but Lewis III did not respond.
Video of the funeral has since made its way to social media and shows the elder Lewis delivering an emotional speech as he got ready to say his final goodbye to his son.
“We will see you again,” Lewis said.
“Everybody that’s here in this room today for my son, from the deepest corners of my family’s heart, thank you.”
“My son used to always say to me, ‘Pops, let’s make today a good day.’ And today, now that I finally see my son’s physical body, you will make today a good day,” Lewis said.
This was the first time Ray Lewis had spoken out about the death of his son.
Lewis III was a star running back in high school at Lake Mary Prep in Florida, scoring 20 touchdowns and 1,898 yards his senior year. He played college football at Miami, Coastal Carolina, and Virginia Union.
Lewis III recently played for the Wyoming Mustangs in the Champions Indoor Football League during the 2021-22 season.
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