Convicted murderer and former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was found dead in his Massachusetts prison cell on the morning of Wednesday, April 19, just days after he was acquitted in a separate murder case. Hernandez killed himself the day his former team, the New England Patriots, are scheduled to visit the White House for their Super Bowl Visit.
The 27-year-old former NFL star hung himself with a bedsheet attached to a window in his Souza-Baranowski prison cell in Shirley, Massachusettes. Hernandez’s body was found at 3:05 AM on Wednesday morning.
The corrections department released a statement on Hernandez’s death saying, “Lifesaving techniques were attempted on Mr. Hernandez, and he was transported to UMass Leominster, where he was pronounced dead at 4:07 A.M.”
Obviously the internet went crazy with memes, tweets, and GIFs, so enjoy.
For those unaware, here’s a quick timeline of the past since months for Hernandez. He was found guilty of murder in early April, was put on suicide watch in late April, and had a gang-related tattoo on his neck by May. Now, in August, he’s been involved in his second prison altercation. Since ol’ A-a-ron decided to become a trending topic, again, we decided to round up the funniest memes we could find.