Bengals assistant coach Adam Zimmer dies mysteriously at 38, police rule out foulplay
BENGAL, MINNESOTA: Cincinnati Bengals assistant coach Adam Zimmer has died at age 38. The report was confirmed by his sister, Corri Zimmer on social media, however, she didn’t reveal the cause of his death. The officials found his body at his home in Mendota Heights, Minnesota on Monday, October 31, after getting a request for a welfare check at 1.15 am.
The offensive analyst who had been working remotely for the team was the son of the former head coach of Minnesota Vikings, Mike Zimmer. As per the police, the cause of death is under investigation, but "there was nothing suspicious and there didn't appear to be any evidence of foul play."
"I can't believe I'm writing this," Zimmer's sister Corri wrote in an emotional Instagram post and shared a series of pictures with her late brother. “I lost my big brother yesterday. The kindest, sweetest, family loving, sports obsessed soul there ever was. I've felt pain like this once before but it's been a while and I didn't know I was able to feel like this again.”
She continued, “My heart is shattered and it hurts so bad. I don't know how to juggle being a mom to one year old twin boys and the grief of losing my brother so unexpectedly. I'm so lost, I'm so overwhelmed, I'm so heartbroken.”
Corrie further wrote, “My brother was one of my best friends, especially after my mom died, we became so close. He was always there for me and always the first to show up and volunteer at my foundation events… I never even had to ask.”
“Always telling me what a good job I did and how proud he was of me. His support and love for me was SO big and I hope he knew how much I loved him. In the last year he told me countless times how he loved watching me be a mom and how proud he was of me. Please pray for our family as we try to navigate through this. Lord, we need your strength now more than ever. Please don't let us lose faith.”
Wayne Wegener, Police captain, told the Star Tribute that the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office is working to determine the cause and manner of Zimmer's death, reported the Daily Mail.
Former Bengals offensive tackle Willie Anderson paid his tribute, “Also Rest In Peace to Adam Zimmer. Son of Mike Zimmer. Keep that family in prayer too!”
Zygi Wilf and the rest of the Vikings ownership group in a statement remembered Zimmer, “We are heartbroken to hear about the passing of Adam Zimmer. Adam was a kind, respectful man, and over his years in Minnesota, it was evident he cared tremendously about his family, his players, his fellow coaches and the Vikings front office staff. Our thoughts are with Mike, Corri, Marki and the entire Zimmer family.”
“Deeply saddened by the news of Adam Zimmer…tremendous coach & person. Had the privilege of sitting next to him flying back from games. Learned so much. Praying for the Zimmer family,” Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins tweeted.
Also Rest In Peace to Adam Zimmer . Son of Mike Zimmer. Keep that family in prayer too! 🙏🏿— Willie Anderson (@BigWillie7179) November 1, 2022
Deeply saddened by the news of Adam Zimmer…tremendous coach & person. Had the privilege of sitting next to him flying back from games. Learned so much. Praying for the Zimmer family.— Kirk Cousins (@KirkCousins8) November 1, 2022
Adam Zimmer had returned to serve the Bengals in July after eight years where he was working with his father. His coaching career started in 2006 as an assistant linebacking coach with the New Orleans Saints, which went on to take the Super Bowl XLIV trophy. He leaves behind his two sisters Corri and Marki, and his father.