Aaron Hernandez is dead.


Former NFL star turned convicted killer was found hanging in an apparent suicide in his prison cell early Wednesday morning. Officials say that Hernandez was alone in his cell in general population and had attempted to block his cell door in order to complete his suicide attempt.

Hernandez was found hanging from a bed sheet attached to his prison cell window at 3:00 am Wednesday morning and attempts to save his life failed. He was pronounced dead at 4:07 am.

Just a few days earlier he was acquitted of two separate murders but remained incarcerated for life for a prior murder conviction.