Reports: Dave Duerson death a suicide

Updated: February 20, 2011, 2:37 AM ET

CHICAGO -- Former Bears safety Dave Duerson died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest, according to multiple reports, and the co-director of a medical school program tells The Associated Press his family has agreed to donate his brain for research.

Duerson's body was found Thursday in Sunny Isles Beach, Fla.

NBC 5 in Chicago confirmed with the Miami-Dade County medical examiner that Duerson died of a gunshot wound to his chest. Dr. Bruce Hyma, the chief medical examiner ...

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