The 1994 Chargers, who made it to the Super Bowl for the first and only time in franchise history, have now lost seven members of the team prematurely.
The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that linebacker Lew Bush has died of an apparent heart attack, only six days after his 42nd birthday.
Earlier this year, defensive lineman Shawn Lee died of a heart attack at 44. Defensive lineman Chris Mims passed in 2008 at age 38 due to an enlarged heart. Offensive lineman Curtis Whitley died in 2008 of a drug overdose. He was 39.
Linebacker Doug Miller was struck by lightning in 1998, at age 28. Running back Rodney Culver died in a 1996 plane crash. Linebacker David Griggs perished in a 1995 car accident, at 28.
We extend our condolences to Bush’s family, friends, and teammates.