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ricdoug
05-02-2012, 06:05 PM
He was an awesome member of our local community. Boys and Girls Club, charities... His dad retired from the USMC and was very involved in the community too. We miss you Jr.

http://youtu.be/pR67bL-7As0

consitter
05-02-2012, 06:13 PM
Sorry to hear about the loss Ric.

Scott

mm stan
05-02-2012, 06:21 PM
Wow I didn't hear nothing of this...Mahalo Ric for Posting this...I'm sure he is playing his ukulele and football up there....
RIP Junior Seau....

gyosh
05-02-2012, 06:28 PM
One of my all-time favorite players!

Tigeralum2001
05-02-2012, 06:46 PM
too sad...

Plainsong
05-02-2012, 07:12 PM
Aw damn. Kanilea recently posted a vid of him playing that uke on their facebook page! That's so sad.

Dan Uke
05-02-2012, 07:27 PM
I'm a Bruin but I loved Junior Seau!! RIP

UkueBass23
05-03-2012, 05:18 AM
For you NFL fans, you probably already know about this but I was surprised to hear he was also a uke player. RIP Junior.

http://deadspin.com/5907297/the-night-junior-seau-picked-up-a-marine-captains-tab-and-serenaded-bar-patrons-with-a-ukulele

seeso
05-03-2012, 06:10 AM
I hadn't read that article before, but I did know that he played the ukulele. I wish I'd been able to see/hear him play. Tragic loss, and so young, too.

I'll never forget his Superbowl performance. The man was inhuman.

DaveY
05-03-2012, 06:10 AM
There's beauty and sadness in that story - thanks for sharing it.

Ronnie Aloha
05-03-2012, 06:10 AM
Just a great man who happened to play football. What a loss for society.

nscafe
05-03-2012, 06:16 AM
I love that he had the uke right there in his car, ready at a moment's notice. I was shocked and saddened to hear the news. He was a force to be reckoned with on the football field, and by all accounts a decent human being. Thanks for sharing this article.

frankiefirefox
05-03-2012, 06:22 AM
That story was very touching. Such a sad loss.

dnewton2
05-03-2012, 06:46 AM
I was bummed when I heard the news. I never really liked the Chargers but was a big fan of Seau.

wickedwahine11
05-03-2012, 07:37 AM
As a USC alum, I was so sad to hear of his passing. He wore #55 to great glory for my beloved Trojans. You can hear and see a bit of his uke playing in this video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pR67bL-7As0&feature=player_detailpage#t=32s

Freeda
05-03-2012, 07:47 AM
That link didn't pop up for me. I think you wanted this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pR67bL-7As0&feature=player_detailpage#t=32s

uke4ia
05-03-2012, 07:52 AM
Thanks for passing that story along, UkueBass23. Junior is well remembered in Patriots country for the couple of years he played here.

watrr
05-03-2012, 08:07 AM
I grew up in San Diego, and have been a faithful Chargers fan. Literally grew up watch his ferocity on the field, and generosity off the field. I'm terribly sadden by his loss.. thanks for posting this

molokinirum
05-03-2012, 09:59 AM
Very sad day indeed. RIP Jr #55

molokinirum
05-03-2012, 09:59 AM
Very sad day indeed. RIP Jr #55

PoiDog
05-03-2012, 10:04 AM
If the reasons behind his death (including why it happened the way it did) are true, then this is an even bigger tragedy - if that's possible.

I never cared much for the teams on which he played, but I always respected his dedication and how he carried himself as a person.

Plainsong
05-03-2012, 11:09 AM
Ricdug already made a thread about this and I think it's on the same page as this one. Yeah, it's so sad. I mean it was like a week ago that Kanile'a posted that vid. It's just so sad that he obviously suffered in silence all when working so hard to make a better community. :(

wickedwahine11
05-03-2012, 11:41 AM
Just merging these threads guys...

RyanMFT
05-03-2012, 12:12 PM
A very sad and tragic loss.

I don't know if indeed this was a suicide, but this is a good time to urge anyone reading this who may be struggling with depression, or anyone who might feel suicidal to seek help. Everyday, I see people who were feeling suicidal and hopeless, and with some help, they start to feel hope, and want to keep living. Don't suffer in silence, talk with a professional therapist if you are suffering.......

bynapkinart
05-03-2012, 01:50 PM
When Junior retired, I was bummed because I always respected him. When he signed for my team later that week, I was ecstatic. I think that in his three short years in New England he became one of my top three favorite players to have ever played the game, along with Troy Brown and Tedy Bruschi.

It pains me so much to see a man so obviously full of joy and kindness take his own life. I was stunned yesterday to hear about it, and I have just become sadder and sadder as it sinks in today. The man always played with a smile. He captained by example and never put himself before the team.

I didn't know that he played the ukulele. It doesn't make this any more or less tragic, but that's kind of cool and totally cliché for such a joyful island-born guy.

I've been thinking for years that football is getting harder and harder to watch. After Junior retired I stopped caring about football. Sure I like the Pats, and even though Tom Brady is possibly one of the Greatest....I loved the team when it was Junior and Tedy, or Tedy and Troy "I-Play-Every-Position-Ever" Brown. Losing Junior just killed the sport for me.

I hope that the NFL takes a good look in the mirror and figures out what to do about protecting these guys, so that ten years from now we're not talking about 8 or 9 other stars who have died.

SuzukHammer
05-04-2012, 12:57 AM
It is very disheartening to hear of Junior's passing. Seeing Junior play uke was so cool to see and then 1-2 weeks later, he's gone. Its weird that I will now forever remember Junior as a uke player and not a warrior linebacker.

PedalFreak
05-04-2012, 02:46 PM
Fretboard Journal just posted on their website about Junior being an uke player, along with some unpublished photos of him and Pepe Romero Jr with ukes.

http://www.fretboardjournal.com/photos/unpublished-photos-nfl-great-junior-seau-ukulele

http://d1n51d37v3y820.cloudfront.net/files/imagecache/900wide/gallery/junior_1.jpg

aspieman456
05-04-2012, 07:22 PM
I read it in another website. Just sad to see someone die like this.