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Autopsy: Demaryius Thomas died of seizure disorder complications

Field Level Media
06 Aug 2022, 12:40 GMT+10

Former Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas died from "complications of a seizure disorder," according to the Fulton County medical examiner's office in Atlanta.

Thomas was found dead in the shower of his Roswell, Georgia, home on Dec. 9. He was 33 years old. Shortly after his death, the Thomas family issued a statement that he had suffered from recurring seizures since a car crash in 2019, and they believed he died after enduring a seizure.

Last month, researchers at Boston University confirmed that Thomas suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, but stated his death was likely not caused by it.

The autopsy report confirmed these suspicions, stating the CTE did not cause the seizure disorder or his death.

The autopsy also indicated trace amounts of marijuana and nicotine in Thomas' system, according to television station KUSA in Denver.

As a four-time Pro Bowl selection, Thomas played nine seasons with the Broncos, winning Super Bowl 50 with Denver. He recorded 724 catches for 9,763 yards and 63 touchdowns in 143 career games with the Broncos, Texans (2018) and New York Jets (2019).

--Field Level Media

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