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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 December 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 and New York Jets.
Former Broncos wide receiver and Super Bowl champion Demaryius Thomas died from 'complications of a seizure disorder,' autopsy has revealed
Demaryius Thomas (88) of the Denver Broncos leaves the field with his mom, Katina Smith, and dad, Bobby Thomas, after winning Super Bowl 50 in February of 2016
Aside from his on the field accolades he was well known for his huge smile and work in the Denver community.
Thomas is now one of the many former NFL players whose death has been linked to CTE, though it is unknown if Thomas's issues were caused from football or caused by his 2019 car