View Full Version : Junior Seau - Loss of NFL Great and Uke player

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.


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


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....

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

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

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

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.


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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.


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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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. :(

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

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.......

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.

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.

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.



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