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    Former NFL linebacker Kevin Mitchell dies at 36

    ASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- Former NFL linebacker Kevin Mitchell died in his sleep at the age of 36.

    Mitchell died overnight Sunday at his home in Ashburn, near the Washington Redskins' training facility, according to the team. An autopsy was performed Monday by the Virginia state medical examiner's office. The cause of death was not immediately announced.

    Mitchell was drafted in the second round out of Syracuse in 1994 by the San Francisco 49ers, who moved the undersized college defensive lineman to linebacker.

    "I was blown away when I heard of Kevin's death," 49ers defensive tackle Bryant Young said. "We were in the same draft class and we always roomed together in training camp and on the road.

    "When Kevin left the Niners, we talked periodically. You take for granted that people will be here forever, and I feel bad that we can never have the chance to catch back up with each other. My heart goes out to his wife and family during this devastating time."

    Mitchell played with San Francisco until 1997, then signed with New Orleans (1998-99). He played his final four seasons (2000-03) with the Redskins.

    "Anyone who knew him was touched by his smile, joy for life and love of his family," Washington owner Dan Snyder said. "Anyone who ever played with him or against him never forgot it. He earned our deepest respect."

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    Re: Former NFL linebacker Kevin Mitchell dies at 36

    36!
    That's waaay to young.
    Very sad.

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    Re: Former NFL linebacker Kevin Mitchell dies at 36

    That's sad and just too young

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    Re: Former NFL linebacker Kevin Mitchell dies at 36

    That is sad to hear. It's never good to hear of people dying at such a young age. His family is in my prayers... he sounds like he was a great man, respected by many people.
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    Re: Former NFL linebacker Kevin Mitchell dies at 36

    "shockzilla" wrote:
    ASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- Former NFL linebacker Kevin Mitchell died in his sleep at the age of 36.

    Mitchell died overnight Sunday at his home in Ashburn,
    Wonder where he lived in Ashburn.
    That's from where I moved when we came to Minny in 2005.

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    Re: Former NFL linebacker Kevin Mitchell dies at 36

    That's no age at all, my thoughts go out to his family
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    Re: Former NFL linebacker Kevin Mitchell dies at 36

    Autopsy: Mitchell died of heart attack
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