Junior Seau Laid to Rest

by Krista Wick 3:39 PM PDT, May 11, 2012
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More than a week after his May 2 death, NFL legend Junior Seau was laid to rest in his native Oceanside, Ca. 

Prior to the burial, members of Seau's family, friends, and former teammates including LaDainian Tomlinson and Marcellus Wiley attended his funeral at Calvary Chapel before escorting his body to Eternal Hills cemetery in Oceanside. A private viewing of Seau was held on Thursday.

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Meanwhile, tens of thousands of fans gathered at Qualcomm Stadium for a public memorial service.

Earlier this month, Celebrities, fellow athletes and fans are mourned the loss of the NFL great. "Everyone at the Chargers is in complete shock and disbelief right now," read the official website of the San Diego Chargers." We ask everyone to stop what they're doing and send their prayers to Junior and his family." The team is currently displaying a photo of the late linebacker on their main page in memorium. He was inducted into the San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame on November 27, 2011.

The former linebacker also played for the Miami Dolphins and the New England Patriots in a career spanning 20 seasons before retiring in January. He leaves behind three children and an ex-wife, Gina Deboer. Seau was 43 years old.

Junior Seau was found dead on May 2 of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.