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Another member of '94 Chargers dies

February, 28, 2011
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A sad trend has continued.

Former San Diego Chargers defensive tackle Shawn Lee has died at the age of 44. The cause of death has not been determined.

Lee is the sixth member of the 1994 San Diego Super Bowl team to die.

Linebacker David Griggs was killed in an automobile crash. Running back Rodney Culver was killed was in a commercial plane crash. Linebacker Doug Miller was struck by lightning. Offensive lineman Curtis Whitley died of a drug overdose. Defensive lineman Chris Mims died of heart failure.

Lee played 87 games for the Chargers from 1992-97. He was half of the Chargers’ “Two Tons of Fun” defensive tackle combo along with Reuben Davis.

Our condolences go out to Lee’s family and to the Chargers.

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