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Tragic news released out of the NFL

A sad story indeed.

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Former Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator Adam Zimmer passed away earlier this year; he was discovered dead in his home on October 31 at the age of 38. And now, his cause of passing has been revealed to be chronic alcohol abuse. 

According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the coroner has officially listed his cause of death as "complications of chronic ethanol use disorder". 

He had served as a coach with the Vikings from 2014 to 2021, and had been working remotely as an assistant with the Cincinnati Bengals at the time of his passing. His sister Corri Zimmer released the following statement shortly after his death: 

"I can’t believe I’m writing this. I lost my big brother yesterday. The kindest, sweetest, family loving, sports obsessed soul there ever was. I’ve felt pain like this once before but it’s been a while and I didn’t know I was able to feel like this again. My heart is shattered and it hurts so bad. I don’t know how to juggle being a mom to one year old twin boys and the grief of losing my brother so unexpectedly," she wrote. 

"Our organization has had the privilege of knowing and working with the Zimmer family for 15 years. We have the highest regard for Mike and Adam, and we are incredibly saddened by this tragic news," Bengals owner Mike Brown said in a statement following Zimmer’s death. "Mike and Adam were more than just coaches for us — they were friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Zimmer family."

Source: Fox News