Many athletes appear to be larger than life, but even they are not invincible.
It is always a shock when an athlete passes away at a young age, as was the case earlier this week when Denver Broncos second-year wide receiver Kenny McKinley took his own life at just 23 years of age.
McKinley played in eight games last season and spent time returning kicks before being placed on the injured reserved list.
The former South Carolina Gamecock was placed on injured reserve once again this season.
No one saw McKinley's death coming, a promising player taken too young.
Here are 10 other athletes who were gone too soon in the past decade.