Former NFL player and popular YouTuber Uche Nwaneri died suddenly at 38 following a suspected heart attack.
Former NFL player and popular YouTuber Uche Nwaneri died suddenly at the age of 38 following a suspected heart issue. He spent seven seasons playing for the Jacksonville Jaguars (2007-2013) and covered the team on a YouTube channel that attracted thousands of views.
“We are saddened to learn of the passing of Uche Nwaneri,” the Jags wrote on Twitter.
We are saddened to learn of the passing of Uche Nwaneri. pic.twitter.com/UstPAT1i6U
— Jacksonville Jaguars (@Jaguars) January 2, 2023
According to initial reports, the former offensive lineman-turned-YouTube star died on Friday, December 30, 2022, after collapsing at his wife’s home in West Lafayette, Indiana.
According to the Lafayette Journal and Courier, Nwaneri was found unresponsive in a bedroom around 1 am.
The news outlet reported that a preliminary autopsy report suggested that the 38-year-old suffered a heart attack.
AEW owner and Jaguars executive Tony Khan wrote: “On behalf of the Jaguars organization and my family, our thoughts are with Uche’s family and friends at this terrible time.”
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#Jaguars fans will be sad to hear passing of former G Uche Nwaneri at 38, collapsing from a possible heart attack in wife's home in West Lafayette. Uch was one of the coolest cats to ever occupy that locker room. Opinionated and so loveable. What a tragedy to be taken so young.
— Eugene Frenette (@GeneFrenette) January 2, 2023
This is too much! People were misinformed, lied to, and used.
R.I.P. Uche Nwaneri 😢 🙏🏽 🕊️ https://t.co/bnaTtvnM1w pic.twitter.com/QzMKm8W2aw
— LionessCrowned (@lionesscrowned) January 3, 2023
Another sad #NFL loss @Jaguars #UcheNwaneri #prayersforUcheNwaneri #prayersforNwaneriFamily #anotherheartattack https://t.co/ieMDJke62c
— KathFloryan (@KathFloryan) January 3, 2023
Today was rough my friend who was my hs teammate and divisional opponent while we were in the NFL passed. Uche Nwaneri. Then to watch what happened on MNF…praying for my homies family and the recovery of Hamlin
— Jacob Lacey (@YungLace27) January 3, 2023
Former NFL player Uche Nwaneri is dead#RIPUCHE
— Baron Chymaker.𝛑 (@chymaker) January 3, 2023