Latest Death Of Aaron Hernandez headlines

Worcester, MA - 4/26/2017 - Attorney Larry Army, Jr. stands next to a blow up of a portion of a letter allegedly written by former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez as he speaks to members of the media about his client Kyle Kennedy and the relationship Kennedy had with Hernandez in Worcester, MA, April 26, 2017. (Keith Bedford/Globe Staff)

Inmate’s lawyer demands release of alleged Hernandez note

Representatives for the Hernandez family have said no such note exists.

Aaron Hernandez conferred with one of his attorneys in court on March 2.

Swirling speculation about Hernandez alarms gay-rights advocates

Advocates say unverified reports about Aaron Hernandez’s sexuality are not relevant to his crimes or his suicide.

Jury selection begins in the double murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, in in Suffolk Superior Court in Boston, as jury selection begins in his double murder trial.(Pat Greenhouse/Boston Globe via AP, Pool)

Lawyer: Notes may help Hernandez kin separate truth from rumor

A judge ordered that Aaron Hernandez’s suicide notes be released to the family after an emergency motion was filed.

Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez arrived with her daughter for the funeral of Aaron Hernandez in Bristol, Conn.

Mourners gather in Aaron Hernandez’s hometown for funeral

Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, Jonathan “DJ” Hernandez, and Hernandez’s mother, Terri Hernandez, were in attendance.

Bristol, Connecticut -- 4/24/2017 - Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez holds her daughter's hand as she walks into O'Brien Funeral Home for Aaron Hernandez's funeral. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 25hernandezfuneral Reporter:

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Hernandez mourned in Conn.

Relatives, friends, and former teammates gathered in Aaron Hernandez’s hometown of Bristol, Conn., on Monday.

Hernandez’s fiancee may sue prison for failing to prevent suicide

The attorney for Hernandez’s fiancee said she may sue state prison officials for failing to prevent his suicide.

Shayanna Jenkins Hernandez

What evidence does Shayanna Jenkins Hernandez want?

Court papers detail the information the long-time fiancee of Aaron Hernandez wants from the Department of Correction.

FILE - In this Friday, April 14, 2017, file photo, Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez turns to look in the direction of the jury as he reacts to his double murder acquittal at Suffolk Superior Court in Boston. Hernandez hung himself and was pronounced dead at a Massachusetts hospital early Wednesday, April 19, 2017, according to officials. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, Pool, File)

Do the Patriots owe Aaron Hernandez’s estate any money?

Hernandez may technically become an innocent man in his death, thanks to a legal principle called “abatement ab initio.”

Aaron Hernandez’s brain will be released to his family

The announcement came hours after Hernandez’s attorney accused the state of withholding the brain illegally.

Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez listens as prosecution witness Alexander Bradley testifies at Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Massachusetts April 1, 2015. Hernandez is accused of the murder of Odin Lloyd in June 2013. (Brian Snyder/Reuters/Pool)

Read the DA’s statement on Aaron Hernandez’s autopsy

Medical examiners “concluded today that the manner of death was suicide and the cause asphyxia by hanging.”

Aaron Hernandez marked his forehead with a biblical phrase before apparently taking his own life Wednesday.

Three handwritten notes found next to Bible in Hernandez cell

Aaron Hernandez had marked his forehead with a reference to “John 3:16,” and three notes were found next to a Bible in his cell.

Tim Tebow  wore eye black with the inscription “John 3:16” when he led the Florida Gators to the national collegiate championship over the Oklahoma Sooners.

Here’s why John 3:16 is so popular in sports

The verse first leapt into popular culture in the 1970s when born-again Christians started holding “John 3:16” signs at stadiums.

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was found dead in his prison cell on Wednesday.

Baker wants to know ‘what happened and why’ in Hernandez death

“Anytime anybody kills themselves in a prison, something clearly went wrong,” the governor said.

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez in court last week.

Days after acquittal, Aaron Hernandez found hanged in his cell

The former Patriots star committed suicide in his cell Wednesday morning, the Department of Correction said. Hernandez’s lawyer said he will conduct his own investigation.

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez smiled at his fiancee Shayanna Jenkins Hernandez.

At his most recent trial, Aaron Hernandez rarely appeared down

Hernandez began each day at his most recent trial smiling. And sometimes he had a hard time keeping himself from laughing.

Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez committed suicide in prison early Wednesday morning.

In wake of Hernandez’s death, collectors flock to eBay to sell autographed items

Signed cards, jerseys, and photographs of the former New England Patriots player seemed to flood the website Wednesday.

Defense attorney Jose Baez during the double murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez.

Hernandez lawyer plans to conduct investigation of client’s death

“The family and legal team is shocked and surprised at the news of Aaron’s death,” Jose Baez said.

When State Police detectives lugged him from his big, beautiful house on June 26, 2013, Aaron Hernandez looked like a hulking, male version of the Venus de Milo.

KEVIN CULLEN

Aaron Hernandez: A life squandered

Hernandez’s life, and now his death, has become a window into and something of an indictment of what we value and idolize.

Police guarded the entrance of the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center Wednesday in Shirley, Mass.

Aaron Hernandez’s reported mode of suicide unusual for facility

An advocate said she had never heard of an inmate hanging himself using a sheet and a window at Souza-Baranowski prison.

In the eyes of the state of Massachusetts, former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez died an innocent man thanks to an archaic legal principle.

In wake of suicide, Aaron Hernandez conviction could be voided

In the eyes of the state, Aaron Hernandez died an innocent man thanks to an archaic legal principle called “abatement ab initio.”

Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was found dead in his cell early Wednesday morning.

Mass. has a troubled record on prison suicides

The rate of prison suicides in Mass. between 2001 and 2014 was the fourth-highest in the country, about twice the national average.

Aaron Hernandez could not let go of his past, with all its unsavory relationships and ties. Because of that weakness, he wasted his talent on the football field — and in his life.

JOAN VENNOCHI

How could Aaron Hernandez throw it all away?

Hernandez wasted his talent — on the football field and in his life.

Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez.

What we know about Aaron Hernandez's suicide

Here’s what’s known so far about the death of the former New England Patriots star.

Foxborough, MA--1/13/2013 (1st quarter) New England Patriots Aaron Hernandez 14-yard reception against the Houston Texans during 1st quarter action of the AFC Divisional Playoffs at Gillette Stadium on Sunday January 13 2013. . (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) Topic: 17nohockey Reporter: Texans-Patriots

Former teammate reacts to death of Aaron Hernandez

Dolphins lineman Mike Pouncey indicated the two had spoken recently in a message posted to Instagram.

10-14-2012: Seattle, WA: FIRST QUARTER........Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez (right) returned to the lineup, and on New England's first play from scrimmage, he caught a pass from Tom Brady (not pictured) and stiff armed Seatle linebacker K.J. Wright (left) as he picked up some yardage after the catch. The New England Patriots visited the Seattle Seahawks in an NFL regular season game at CenturyLink Field. section: sports (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

Ben Volin

So much sadness surrounded the life of Aaron Hernandez

Many were affected as the former Patriots star’s life spiraled downward.

A look at key moments for former NFL star Aaron Hernandez

Key dates in the case of Aaron Hernandez: