MASSACHUSETTS Former NFL player and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez has been pronounced dead.
The Massachusetts Department of Corrections says Hernandez was found hanging in his cell by corrections officers Wednesday morning. He was later pronounced dead at a hospital.
Officials believe Hernandez committed suicide with a bed sheet he attached to his cell window.
The former New England patriots player was sentenced to life in prison in 2015 for the 2013 killing of former friend Odin Lloyd.
His death comes less than a week after he was acquitted of killing two men outside a Boston nightclub back in 2012.
State police are investigating what happened.