Aaron Hernandez commits suicide

Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez committed suicide in prison early Wednesday morning at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Massachusetts,  Prison officials found Hernandez dead with a bed sheet wrapped around his neck early Wednesday.  Efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.  Hernandez, 27. was serving a life sentence for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd.  Last Friday, Hernandez was found not guilty in a double murder case of two Boston men in 2012. 

The Massachusetts Department of Corrections released the following statement Wednesday morning: 

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