Veteran defensive tackle Tommie Harris is mourning the loss of his wife Ashley, who was 29. She was found unresponsive on Friday and passed away on Sunday. Doctors suspect a stroke or a brain aneurysm, but an official cause of death has not been determined.
Ashley and Tommie married in January. Their second child was born four months ago.
Before joining the San Diego Chargers, Harris spent seven years with the Chicago Bears. The Chicago Sun-Times reported that several of his Bears teammates flew to Oklahoma to be by his side. Not long after she passed away, Earl Bennett and Chris Harris tweeted their condolences.
Harris is a three-time Pro Bowler. In San Diego this season, he had three sacks and 13 tackles.
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