Chris Henry Dead at 26

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Chris Henry has passed away as a result of the grave injuries he sustained after falling out of the back of a moving pickup truck Wednesday.

He was in critical condition last night, but Charlotte-Mecklenbruck, N.C., police have confirmed that Chris Henry is dead as of 6:36 a.m. EST.

The NFL star was just 26.

Police believe the wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals jumped into the back of the truck in an attempt to stop his fiancee, Loleini Tonga, from leaving a "domestic situation" at her parents' home in North Carolina.

At some point, Henry fell out of the truck, presumably at a high speed if he did not survive. He was rushed to a hospital but did not make it.

Authorities are still investigating the accident.

R.I.P. Chris Henry (1983-2009).

Earlier yesterday, everything seemed right in Henry's world. Loleini Tonga had updated her MySpace page, writing about how she just "put deposIt down 4 weDDing piCs" and "Paid 4 ouR riNgs" in advance of her upcoming wedding to Chris.

The accident ensued mere hours later. More details as the story develops ...

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The "fiance" definitely should be charged with manslaughter. Only a flaming low-IQ piece of trailer-trash goes driving off in a rage with someone in the back of an open pickup. She's 100% responsible for his death.


He jumped out.. Why because he threatend her to stop and talk and if she didn't he would jump out. He tried to use that as leverage. He had been arrested five times, is there an anger issue, control? He's on the last year of his contract, lot of stress, pressure on him. The only victims here are going to be the children.


My deepest sympathy to the friends and family of this young man.
Aside from that,lets all step back to see if we ever find out exactly what preceeded his fall from the vehicle.
It is all too common for US to play the lame game of blame before we know it all,if we ever do find out.
One more thing,Do Not blame God,or at least,don't blame the God
that I worship. Some kind of foolishness went down before he fell,
blame that on the god of this world.


people die... Move on, was clearly his time to go... first Mcnair, now him... yal black men gon learn to stay with your kind!! knocking yal OFF like hotcakes! whos nxt dummies!


This is so tragic to see this man at a young age loose his life.I hope that the aurthorities will deal with her in the best interest of his family.


No one person is the blame. When God comes for you this is the end. God bless his children and his friend.


Such a sad waste of yet another young life to foolishness. Young people thinking they ready to play house but are not mature enough to even have a decent argument/conflict/fight without it getting out of control. Now a man has lost his life and promisng career. His children have lost their father. His Mother and Father have lost their son. And yes, she has lost her meal ticket..I mean future husband. Just sad.


My condolences go out to his family. Chris was a good guy that made some bad choices in his life but nothing major except getting involved with this whore.I hope they throw her ass under the jail. If not someone on the street will deal with her.


With deepest sympathy to his parents and children. I hope this eat that women alive, her stupidity caused his death, the minute he jumped on the back of that truck she should have stopped, especially knowning he was upset. I hope they charge her with vehicular manslaughter. Waht a waste. Thank goodness he wasn't married to her, so she won't get a thing besides child support.