How did David Patten die? Fans mourn death of former New England Patriots star

Sam Gordon of G2 Management, where David Patten was a client, confirmed the news of his death


                            How did David Patten die? Fans mourn death of former New England Patriots star
The cause of David Patten's death is not known yet (Nick Laham/Getty Images)

New England Patriots' former player David Patten passed away on Thursday, September 2. He was 47 years old. Sam Gordon, of G2 Management, where Patten was a client, confirmed the news of his demise on Friday, September 3 morning. The cause of Patten's death is not available yet.

Patten's former teammate, Richard Seymour paid tribute to the icon Friday, September 3 morning. "Heartbroken great man of God… lost for words - David Patten…" Seymour wrote on Twitter, posting a picture with him. We have learned of the demise of many great stars in recent months. Jaquan Yulee (Football), Greg Clark (NFL star), Keith McCants (NFL star), and Terry Donahue (UCLA coach) are to name a few.

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According to a Twitter user, who claimed to be David Patten's cousin, the three-time Super Bowl champion died in a motorcycle crash. "This week has sucked first my grandma passed now I hear my cousin David Patten passed last night in a motorcycle accident. David was a super bowl winning receiver for the Patriots during their first title run. He was always so good to me when I came and watched him play. R.I.P, " the tweet read.



 

During his 12 years in the NFL, David Patten won three Super Bowls in his two stints with the New England Patriots, from 2001-04, and 2010. He also played with the New York Giants, Cleveland Browns, Washington Redskins and New Orleans Saints. Patten caught 324 passes for 4,175 yards and 24 touchdowns in his career.

'RIP David Patten'

Fans poured tribute for the ex-NFL star after learning of his demise. One person tweeted, "David Patten was so damn clutch for the '01 Patriots. Eight catches for 107 yards in the Snow Bowl. Caught Bledsoe's TD pass in the AFC title game and Brady's in XXXVI. An unheralded part of the foundation the dynasty was built on, and a nice guy too. May he rest in peace." Another wrote, "David Patten RIP what a super nice person! Was at this game in the RCA Dome in Indy on Sunday October 21, 2001. David tied the record with Walter Peyton, he threw for a TD, Passed for a TD and Caught 2 TD's from Tom Brady. Made Great Catches in AFC Championship game in Pitt, too"

One fan said, "Rest in peace David Patten. This photo from Super Bowl XXXVI is incredible. I’ve rewatched that Super Bowl on YouTube so many times. This was a truly remarkable catch." Another tweeted, "Heartbroken to hear of the sudden and tragic loss of my friend, football player and Man of God David Patten. He won 3 Super Bowls - XXXVI, XXXVIII and XXXIX with the Patriots. Patten played for New York Giants, Washington Redskins, New Orleans Saints and the Cleveland Browns."



 



 



 



 

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