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On September 24, 2002, Mike Webster died of a heart attack at the age of 50. For years after retirement he suffered from amnesia, dementia and depression. He ended up living out of his pickup truck, and in his final years he lived with his teenage son who had to take care of him.

After death he was diagnosed with a neurodegenerative disease, in which doctors believe was due to wear and tear on his body. Due to playing football for over 25 years, which included high school, college and the NFL, the doctors estimated that he had been in the equivalent of 25,000 automobile crashes.

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