ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Former Denver Broncos pass receiver Demaryius Thomas passed away from “complications of a seizure disorder,” according to an autopsy report from the Fulton County (Ga.) Medical Examiner’s workplace.
Portions of the report were shown ESPN on Friday. Thomas was discovered dead in his Roswell, Georgia, house on Dec. 9 at age 33, and an autopsy was carried out the following day.
In December, the medical inspector’s workplace launched a declaration that “the cause and manner of death are pending the completion of laboratory studies and microscopic tissue samples.” In the last report, the medical inspector stated the way of Thomas’ death stays undetermined and it was unidentified if the seizure condition was the outcome of natural causes or due to effects to Thomas’ head throughout his NFL profession.
Last month, scientists at Boston University informed ABC News that Thomas had actually struggled with persistent terrible encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain illness, however stated that CTE had actually not triggered his death. The autopsy report stated those very same scientists stated they did not think Thomas’ CTE triggered the seizure condition.
The autopsy report exposed that Thomas, who was discovered dead in the shower, had traces of nicotine and cannabis in his system, however neither was noted as a contributing consider his death.
At the time of his death, a few of Thomas’ relative stated openly he had actually suffered seizures for about a year prior to he passed away. Several previous colleagues likewise stated at the time that Thomas had actually informed them he had actually suffered seizures in current months.
Thomas’ hallmark smile and ever-present desire to assist those in requirement made him among the franchise’s most popular gamers in the neighborhood. His death sent out shock waves through the NFL and Denver.
Thomas, who would have turned 34 on Christmas, had actually revealed his retirement from the NFL in June 2021 with a brief video in which he flashed a peace indication and a smile.
Thomas was the very first of 2 first-round choices for the Broncos in the 2010 NFL draft — Tim Tebow was the other — and invested 9 seasons with the group. He completed his profession as the Broncos’ second-leading receiver (9,055 lawns), behind Rod Smith. He is 3rd in franchise history in catches (655) behind Smith and Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe.
Thomas played in 10 seasons total with the Broncos, Houston Texans and New York Jets and completed with 724 catches for 9,763 lawns and 63 goals.