Former NFL player Paul Duncan tragically lost his life at the young age of 35.
Duncan, who joined the Denver Broncos as a free agent, was out running on July 16 when he went into cardiac arrest his wife Ellen Duncan posted on Instagram.
“Paul went into cardiac arrest while on a run in our neighborhood,” she wrote. “Today he was pronounced brain dead. We will have a medical examination to understand cause of death.”
His wife plans to donate his organs and body for research.
“His body will be donated to people in need of organs and to medical research,” the note from his wife continued. She thanked everyone for their prayers and support, and said she would post more updates about funeral services later.
Per E! News, the DeKalb County medical examiner’s office in Georgia confirmed that Paul Duncan’s death is currently under investigation.
Prior to his time at training camp with the Broncos, Duncan played college football at Notre Dame from 2005-2009. In a statement, Notre Dame’s football team paid respects to him.
“Our prayers go out to the family and friends of Paul Duncan,” its tweet read. “A great teammate, but more importantly a loving husband and father.”
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