VIDEO: San Diego County Residents Mourn Seau’s Death
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The Wednesday morning death of former NFL star Junior Seau drew hundreds of mourners to his beachfront home, where the life-long Oceanside resident was often seen enjoying the sun and chatting up neighbors.
“He was a good, humble man,” said neighbor Eric Dobbins, who often saw Seau surfing, riding his bike on the boardwalk and eating dinner at Oceanside haunt Primo’s. ”He didn’t act like a celebrity. He never exploited that.”
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Outside the residence, people wept, sang hymns and embraced each other. Friends, family and fans piled flowers near the doorstep and some gathered on the beach to pray and create a giant cross made of stones. As Seau’s mother left the house, she cried out “God bless you all” and thanked the crowd for their support.
Many of the onlookers seemed to have a personal reason that brought them there to pay respect, including Pearlie Daniels, who knew Seau for many years.
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