Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez, who was convicted in 2015 of murdering his fiancee’s sister’s boyfriend, has been found dead in his prison cell, Massachusetts corrections officials said Wednesday.

Hernandez’s suicide comes five days after he was acquitted of Murder charges in the deaths of two men outside a Boston nightclub in 2012.

Hernandez was found unresponsive in his cell at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Mass., at approximately 3:05 a.m. Wednesday, according to a statement from the state Department of Correction.

 

He was rushed to a UMass Medical Center in Leominster, but was pronounced dead at 4:07 a.m. by a physician at the hospital, officials said.

Massachusetts State Police are investigating the death.

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