Report: Ex-Patriot Ron Brace Died Of Heart Attack; No Foul Play Suspected

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Ron Brace

Photo via Ron Brace died of a heart attack, a law enforcement source told the Boston Globe.

It seems Ron Brace died of natural causes.

The former New England Patriots and Boston College defensive tackle Saturday died at age 29, sending his family, friends and the region’s football community into mourning. The first details of Brace’s death now are emerging.

Citing law enforcement sources, The Boston Globe’s Bob Hohler reported Wednesday that Brace suffered a heart attack at his family’s home in Springlfield, Mass., and police don’t consider his death to be suspicious.

“Ronald J. Brace III was watching television when he apparently went into cardiac arrest, the source said,” Hohler wrote. “Brace’s father, Ronald J. Brace Jr., discovered him, but emergency medical workers and doctors were unable to revive him.”

Police are expected to release further details surrounding Brace’s untimely passing Wednesday.

The Patriots selected Brace in the second round (40th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played 39 games for New England from 2009 through 2012.

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