Former NFL star Demaryius Thomas was found dead in his Roswell, Georgia home Thursday evening, police there say. He was 33.
“Preliminary information is that his death stems from a medical issue, and our investigators currently have no reason to believe otherwise,” police in the Atlanta suburb said in a statement.
Police told family members they found Thomas in a shower at his home, according to The Associated Press.
“He had been suffering from seizures for over a year, and we believe he had a seizure when he was showering,” LaTonya Bonseigneur, a first cousin who grew up with Thomas and was so close they considered themselves siblings, told the AP early Friday.
“We’re not sure when he died. We just spoke with him yesterday.”
She added, “He was alone and a friend couldn’t get hold of him, so he called his driver, who has a key because of these seizures, and he went into his home and found him in the shower.”