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.