Aaron Hernandez, former NFL star who was serving life in prison for murder, committed suicide early this morning in his cell.

Aaron Hernandez Court Appearance
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Corrections officers discovered Hernandez had hanged himself, lifesaving techniques were used but he was pronounced dead at 4:07 am.

Officials say he was in a single cell and had used a bed sheet to kill himself. He had also attempted to jam the door to his cell in the general population unit.

Police are still investigating, read more at WCVB.

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