New details are still emerging about the NFL player Shane Oliveirathe death of.
According to documents obtained by E! News On June 21, the 40-year-old San Diego Chargers star died of “hypertensive heart disease”, with the cause of death attributed to “obesity”. The ex-athlete’s mode of death was considered natural.
Olivea passed away on March 2, with the NFL team confirming her death in a statement the following day.
The team paid tribute to the former player by remembering when Olivea was first selected to join the Chargers and sharing the legacy he leaves behind.
“Olivea was selected by the Chargers in the seventh round (209th overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft after a distinguished college career at Ohio State,” the March 3 statement read. “He played four seasons in San Diego, starting in 57 of the 60 games played.”
The team’s message continued, “In 2006, Olivea was an integral part of an offensive line that helped Hall of Fame LaDainian Tomlinson break the NFL’s one-season touchdown record.”
After four years with the Chargers, Olivea was released due to an addiction to painkillers, according to AP news. Once he left rehab, he joined the New York Giants, with a back injury that ended up reducing his time with the team.