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Demaryius Thomas’ cause of death revealed in autopsy report

Demaryius Thomas points his finger

Nov 6, 2016; Oakland, CA, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) points to the crowd before the start of the game against the Oakland Raiders at Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

The autopsy report from the death of Demaryius Thomas has been made public.

Thomas died of “complications of a seizure disorder,” according to an autopsy report that was released by the Fulton County Medical examiner on Friday.

Thomas was found dead in the shower in his home on Dec. 9 of last year. Doctors from Boston University announced a month ago that the former Denver Broncos wide receiver was posthumously diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. The autopsy report stated that it is not believed that there was a direct link between the seizure disorder and CTE.

After Thomas died, his cousin said the family believes a seizure was the cause. The seizures began sometime after Thomas was involved in a car accident in 2019.

Thomas, who was 33, was a first-round pick by the Denver Broncos in 2010 out of Georgia Tech. He grew into one of the league’s top receivers by his third season in the NFL. He made three straight Pro Bowls from 2012-2014 and four overall during his career.


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