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    Former Notre Dame star Louis Nix found dead at 29

    By Amber Lee
    Football

    Former Notre Dame star defensive tackle Louis Nix was found dead on Saturday after he was previously reported missing, members of his family told two Jacksonville television stations.

    He was 29.

    “We are saddened by the loss of one of our own, Louis Nix III,” Notre Dame said in a statement on Sunday morning. “We send our deepest condolences and love to his family, friends and football brotherhood.”

     

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    According to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, Nix was last seen leaving his father’s residence on Wednesday morning. On Saturday evening, in the wake of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office issuing an advisory earlier that day saying it was attempting to locate Nix, the JSO announced Nix had been found, but did not go into detail on his condition.

    However, CBS/Fox affiliate Action News Jax reported that Nix’s mother confirmed Nix had died. WJXT TV-4 reported Nix’s death according to family members, citing that Nix’s brother told WJXT TV-4 on Saturday night that Nix is “gone.”

     

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    Nix’s death comes nearly three months after he survived a shooting. He was shot while putting air in his tires at a gas station near the Jacksonville airport. He was shot in the chest, where the bullet hit off his sternum and went into his lung.

    At the time Nix posted a video that went viral as he was transported to the hospital.