According to an autopsy report, Demaryius Thomas died as a result of “complications of a seizure disease.”
At the age of 33, Thomas was discovered dead at his Georgia home on December 9, 2021. CTE was present in the former Broncos and Patriots receiver, according to study done at Boston University last month.
According to the medical examiner, it is uncertain if the football player’s seizure disease resulted from natural causes or brain injuries sustained while playing the game.
He had seizures in the months before to his death, according to his family and former teammates, who recognized this at the time.
Thomas’s death at his home in Roswell, Georgia, is thought to have resulted from a seizure, according to a relative. Thomas’ family said that following a serious vehicle accident in 2019, he started having seizures.
Thomas’ family confirmed last month that he had stage 2 CTE at the time of his death.
Over 300 former NFL players have the chronic brain condition, which may cause depression and dementia.
Cannabis and nicotine traces were found in his system at the time of death, however neither substance was cited as a cause of death.