Junior Seau's passing at age 43 becomes the latest chapter in the sad legacy of the 1994 San Diego Chargers.
Other players to pass away before Seau include:
â¢ David Griggs, LB: Died in a one-car accident on June 19, 1995. Age 28.
â¢ Rodney Culver, RB: Died along with his wife in the crash of ValuJet Flight 592 on May 11, 1996. Age 26.
â¢ Doug Miller, LB: Died as the result of a lightning strike on July 23, 1998. Age 28.
â¢ Curtis Whitley, C: Died of a drug overdose on May 11, 2008. Age 39.
â¢ Chris Mims, DE: Died of an enlarged heart on Oct. 15, 2008. Age 38.
â¢ Shawn Lee, DT: Died from cardiac arrest on Feb. 26, 2011. Age 44.
â¢ Lew Bush, LB: Died of a heart attack on Dec. 8, 2011. Age 42.
The 1994 Chargers remain the only team in franchise history to advance to the Super Bowl. Seau was a 25-year-old star for the team, which upset the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship Game before being routed by the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XXIX.