Paul Duncan, a former NFL player, has passed away. He had 35 years of age. Duncan, who signed the Denver Broncos as a free agency, had a heart arrest on July 16, according to an Instagram post by his wife Ellen Duncan.
She stated, “Paul suffered a heart collapse while running in our neighborhood.” “He was declared brain dead today. We shall conduct a medical exam to determine the cause of death.”
His wife's statement stated, “His corpse will be donated to those in need of organs and to medical research.” She thanked everyone for their thoughts and support and stated that she would give additional updates regarding the funeral rites in the future.
Ellen and Paul have two children, Dillon, age 6, and Sloane, age 4. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution said in Paul's obituary that he was a proud father of daughters.
The memorial stated, “He embraced the role of ‘girl dad,' from creating playgrounds in the backyard to doing hair before school.” “Dillon and Sloane enjoyed Paul's spontaneous dance parties in the kitchen and his aquatic adventures with them, whether at the lake with family or at the pool with friends.”
E! News reported on Saturday that the DeKalb County, Georgia medical examiner's office is now investigating Duncan's death. In a second post on July 20, Ellen described how her girls reacted to the news of their father's death.
“When I told the girls about Paul for the first time, Dillon asked to hear the song ‘Dad just put to the morning playlist,'” the description read.
“I didn't understand what she meant, so I checked our Amazon music app, and she pointed to ‘I can only imagine' by @themercyme,” Ellen wrote. Paul certainly danced at meeting Jesus.
From 2005 through 2009, Paul was an offensive tackle for Notre Dame during his college years. The team tweeted a homage to the deceased.
“Our prayers are with Paul Duncan's family and friends. “Not only a fantastic colleague, but also a devoted husband and parent.”
Paul was described in his obituary as “a man of faith and family” and “a strong and joyous presence in every life he touched.”