Kenny McKinley death: suicide?

September 21, 2010

Did you hear about the Kenny McKinley death? While any death is a tragic one, we are hearing that suicide is reported to be the cause of death of the Denver Broncos wide receiver. Emergency responders were called to the home of the football player yesterday (Monday September 20th, 2010) afternoon where they found McKinley in his master bedroom. Read more about the tragic loss and see photos here.

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The Kenny McKinley death came as a big shock to the Denver Broncos franchise. A suicide is being ruled as the cause of death, officials confirmed.

When emergency responders arrived at the scene, they found McKinley in his second floor master bedroom dead.

Araphaoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said that, “Although the death of McKinley appears to be the result of a self inflicted gunshot, the investigation into this matter, conducted by the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office and the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office, is on-going.

President and CEO of the Denver Broncos Pat Bowlen released the following statement on the Broncos’ website, “Everyone with the Broncos is shocked and saddened by the loss of Kenny McKinley. He was part of the Broncos family and will be greatly missed by our organization. My most heartfelt condolences go out to Kenny’s family and friends.”

Broncos’ head coach Josh McDaniels also released a statement saying that, “Kenny had a promising future on the football field, but more importantly, he was a great teammate whose smile and personality could light up the room. This is a tragic loss for our football team, and his family is in all of our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.”

McKinley joined up with the Broncos in 2009 when he was drafted as a fifth round pick.

How sad! Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of Kenny McKinley. Death is never an easy ordeal to cope with, especially when suicide is involved.

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6 Responses to “Kenny McKinley death: suicide?”

  1. 1
    Miriam Says:

    What a terrible news, My thoughts and prayers go out to his family

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    Sandy Says:


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    Rachelle Says:

    Such a sad story!

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    DD Says:

    Very sad!

  5. 5
    Miriam Says:

    This kind of stories make me feel so sad, so young so much talent

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    Miriam Says:

    Some said that he was very depress, I don’t know if that is true