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Old 05-23-2017, 05:09 PM
 
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I was watching PTI on ESPN a bit ago and Mike Wilbon touched on this. He was only 48 years old.

My first thought was how Reggie White passed away at only 43, with sleep apnea being a factor in his death. His official cause of death was cardiac arrythmia.

Sad, sad news.
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Old 05-23-2017, 05:25 PM
 
Location: West of Louisiana, East of New Mexico
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Very sad indeed.

If I'm naturally a '6-4" 220 lb guy but have to eat like crazy to get my weight up to 280, I'll get back in normal shape much easier than the guy that's been super heavy since high school. The extra weight helps a lot when you're younger because you can focus on strength and technique a lot more than just weight gaining, but the natural bigs really struggle to get the weight off once they retire.
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Old 05-23-2017, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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I was watching PTI on ESPN a bit ago and Mike Wilbon touched on this. He was only 48 years old.

My first thought was how Reggie White passed away at only 43, with sleep apnea being a factor in his death. His official cause of death was cardiac arrythmia.

Sad, sad news.
Very sad news. Someone pointed out to me that Cortez Kennedy was on the same line with Sam Adams in Seattle who I think was one of the best and most underrated DTs I've seen play. I really wished I had a chance to watch that combo.

One of his best seasons happened when he donned #99 in memory of Jerome Brown for the season. How could you not love that?

A good man, a damn good player gone far too soon.
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Old 05-24-2017, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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Was absolutely shocked to hear this yesterday! RIP CK! Very, very young!

Talking about Reggie White dying of sleep apnea, I was diagnosed with it a few years ago. I'm not a big guy, so it wasn't brought on by weight. I just happen to have two types of very severe sleep apnea. Of course, I use a CPAP every night to sleep, and it helps a lot. While it is a pain to have to wear a mask to bed at night, it's probably the easiest thing to do to stay alive. I don't think sleep apnea studies were really pushed much back when White was alive, but if he had taken part in the studies, he'd probably be alive today.
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