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Cause of death of Ray Lewis III released

Prayers up for the family.

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The devastating news report came out earlier this week that Ray Lewis III, the son of former NFL player Ray Lewis, had passed away suddenly at the age of 28, sparking an immediate outpouring of grief and well wishes. 

And now, we have a better idea of what caused his untimely passing. According to reports that were released earlier today, an overdose is the suspected culprit in his cause of death.

According to The New York Post

"The son of NFL Hall of Famer Ray Lewis reportedly died from an accidental drug overdose, despite attempts by authorities to revive him with Nacran. Florida cops found a naked and unresponsive Ray Anthony Lewis III, 28, around 5:34 p.m. Wednesday inside a suburban Orlando home, police said.

'“He needs Narcan!” one of Lewis’ friends shouted to first responders on the scene, as another performed CPR, according to a police report cited by the Orlando Sentinel.

Cops administered the widely used opioid-reversal drug but could not revive Lewis III.  A blue pill believed to be Alprazolam, the generic name for the anti-anxiety drug Xanax, was found near the body, according to the report. They also found a used needle and small plastic bag inside an empty beer can."

This is simply a terrible story all around. Lewis III had football aspirations to follow in the footsteps of his father, racking up 20 touchdowns and 1,898 yards as a running back at Lake Mary Prep. He would later play for the University of Miami (FL) before later playing for Coastal Carolina followed by Virginia Union.