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Former Bear Dave Duerson Dead At 50

50 is too young to die... but shockingly, we have learned this morning that Dave Duerson, a Bears safety for seven seasons and a key member of the 1985 Super Bowl champions, was found dead this morning in his Miami home.

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Duerson's family asks that he be remembered warmly.↵

↵"Our family asks that you please remember Dave as a good, kind, and caring man," Alicia Duerson, Dave's ex-wife told NBCChicago. "He loved and cherished his family and friends and was extremely proud of his beloved Notre Dame and [the] Chicago Bears. Please keep Dave and our family in your prayers."
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The Bears also issued a statement:

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“We are stunned and saddened to hear the tragic news regarding Dave Duerson. He was a great contributor to our team and the Chicago community. Today is a difficult day for all of us who loved Dave. We’ll miss him. Our prayers are with his family.”
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Duerson became a starter in 1985 and intercepted five passes that year; the next season was his best as a Bear, with six interceptions and seven sacks. He wound up on the 1990 New York Giants and got a second Super Bowl ring and finished his career with three seasons on the then-Phoenix Cardinals. He's had some hard times since his playing career ended and wound up living in South Florida. Our condolences to Duerson's family and friends.