For the second time this week, a member of the NFL’s extended family has passed away too soon.
The Bengals released a statement Friday that Vikki Zimmer, the wife of defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer, passed away Thursday in Cincinnati. The couple was married for 27 years after meeting during Mike’s coaching tenure at Weber State University. They have three children.
“We are stunned and saddened to learn of Vikki’s passing,” said Bengals president Mike Brown. “She was a warm and popular person in the Bengals family, and immense respect and affection for Mike makes this especially hard. Our hearts go out to Mike and his family.”
Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said, “Mike is part of our Bengals family, and we’ll support him in every way we can. We will dearly miss Vikki. She was a friend to all of us and a big supporter of Mike’s players. Her thoughtfulness to them in so many ways will also be greatly missed.”
We send our best wishes and condolences to the Zimmer family.