2012 NFL Hall of Fame inductee, Cortez Kennedy, has reportedly died at age 48. Police in Orlando, Florida, said the 48-year-old Kennedy was found dead Tuesday morning. Orlando Police Department public information officer Wanda Miglio said the circumstances surrounding his death are still unknown but that there is nothing suspicious about it. An investigation is being conducted.
Let’s check in with Twitter on it’s reaction to this tragic death.
NFL Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy has died, according to the Orlando Police Department. He was 48. https://t.co/CpmdS8NAvP
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 23, 2017
Remembering Cortez Kennedy. pic.twitter.com/kvX1g0seoM
— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) May 24, 2017
Thoughts and prayers are with Cortez Kennedy's family. A great friend and the most genuine person you would ever want to meet.
— Sean Payton (@SeanPayton) May 23, 2017
Hall-of-Fame DL Cortez Kennedy has passed away at the too-young age of 48, Orlando police said today.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 23, 2017
In 1990 Seahawks draft Cortez Kennedy 3rd overall. Great career, great man. Now gone at 48. RIP Tez. NFL HOF, Seahawk ROH, ARK. BHOF.
— Jim Zorn (@JimZorn10) May 23, 2017
Our statement on the passing of Cortez Kennedy. pic.twitter.com/yVtBfMdyp5
— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) May 23, 2017
My heart goes out to Cortez Kennedy and his family #RIP
— jerryrice (@JerryRice) May 23, 2017
Rest In Peace, Cortez Kennedy. pic.twitter.com/YEw6XH3RDM
— NFL (@NFL) May 23, 2017
Cortez Kennedy was an incredible athlete but he was an even better man.
He will be missed greatly. pic.twitter.com/eTAaTVSJsa
— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) May 23, 2017
He was truly one of the greats.
— NFL (@NFL) May 23, 2017
R.I.P Cortez Kennedy... Gone way too early. Thanks for always sharing knowledge to a young buck like me... #TheU
— Reggie Wayne (@ReggieWayne_17) May 23, 2017
''The full story lies in his loving, fun, positive and giving heart,'' said New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis, who worked for the Seahawks during Kennedy's playing career. ''In my many years working in the NFL, no one better exemplified what it meant to be a great player on the field, and yet that paled in comparison to what Cortez meant to the people who knew him off the field.'' A star who spent his entire 11-year NFL career in relative obscurity playing in Seattle, Kennedy became the second Seahawks player inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2012. He was an unmovable wall as a dominant defensive tackle, and a quiet, gentle soul away from the field never interested in finding himself in the spotlight. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Cortez family at this time.