Aaron Josef Hernandez (November 6th, 1989 - April 19th, 2017) was an NFL player who played for the New England Patriots. He played for them from 2010-2012 and was their tight end. He was imprisoned in 2013 for murder, sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. He was of both Puerto Rican and Italian descent.
Hernandez was found guilty of the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd and was acquitted for the 2012 double homicide of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado.
On April 19th, 2017, Hernandez was found dead in his prison cell after he hung himself with his bedsheets. An autopsy showed that Hernandez was suffering from stage 3 chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) typically found in a 67-year man at the time of his death.