Breaking News: Bears DE Gaines Adams Dies at Age 26

Nick SignorelliSenior Writer IJanuary 17, 2010

JACKSONVILLE, FL - AUGUST 18: Defensive end Gaines Adams #90  of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers warms up for play against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Jacksonville  Municipal Stadium on August 18, 2007 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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Adam Schefter of ESPN has just reported (per Greenville News Paper) that Chicago Bears Defensive End Gaines Adams has passed away at the age of 26.

At 9:00 AM Sunday morning, Adams was taken to the Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

County Coroner James Coursey confirmed the news, and an autopsy will be performed later today to determine the cause of death.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Adams, and the entire Chicago Bears organization and fans.

UPDATE: It is being reported on that Adams cause of death is a Heart Attack.