Aaron Hernandez listens during his double murder trial in Suffolk Superior Court, in Boston on March 15, 2017. Massachusetts prison officials said Hernandez hanged himself in his cell and was pronounced dead at a hospital early Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, Pool, File)

Elise Amendola

Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez was found dead in his prison cell after hanging himself on Wednesday. The 27-year-old was serving a life sentence for murder. His death came less than a week after he was acquitted in a second murder case.

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