By Miriam Raftery
Flowers, banner at Junior Seau Sports Complex in La Mesa pay tribute to football legend
May 2, 2012 (San Diego’s East County) –East County and San Diego leaders reacted with shock and sadness to news that former Chargers star Junior Seau, 43, was found dead at his Oceanside home today of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
A former resident of Mt. Helix and supporter of local charities, Seau also frequently visited the Junior Seau Sports Complex at La Mesita Park in La Mesa that was named in his honor.
“He was always here for us,” La Mesa Art Madrid said, La Mesa Today reported. “He was part of the family in this town.”