Aaron Hernandez hangs self in cell

Aaron Hernandez has died in prison.

Additional LinksEx-NFL star Aaron Hernandez dead after hanging self in cell

He apparently committed suicide in his cell.

A spokesperson for the Massachusetts Department of Corrections confirmed the death of Hernandez.

Corrections officers found the former New England Patriots hanging in his cell by at about 3 a.m. Wednesday morning at Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, MA, according to a statement from the Massachusetts Department of Corrections.

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