Former Charger Paul Oliver dies at 29

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The Chargers have released a statement about the death of Paul Oliver, who spent five years with the team as a safety after they drafted him the fourth round of the 2007 supplemental draft.

“Everyone in the Chargers family is sad today after hearing the news about Paul.  He was part of our family for five years.  At just 29 years old, he still had a lifetime in front of him.  Right now all of our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this most difficult time.”

No cause of death was noted by the Chargers, but Kevin Acee of U-T San Diego reports that Oliver, who he called “a good dude,” took his own life. Oliver’s family also released a statement, via Acee’s colleague Michael Gehlken.

“We appreciate all the thoughts and prayers. We request privacy in the wake of this tragic loss.”

The PFT team adds its condolences to the Oliver family.