LeAnne Novacek, Wife of Former NFL Star Jay Novacek, Found Dead After Suicide

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LeAnne Novacek, wife of former Dallas Cowboys tight end Jay Novacek, has died, a spokesperson with the Tarrant County medical examiner's office said.

Dallas-Fort Worth's' WFAA cites a self-inflicted gunshot as the cause of death. The 45-year-old LeAnne was discovered dead at 9:05 a.m. this morning.

At 8:37 a.m., Burleson police and fire departments responded to "a report of a medical emergency, possible suicide" at a residence in Burleson, Texas.

Police on the scene called the Tarrant County coroner's office and detectives. The police investigation is ongoing, with an autopsy scheduled for Tuesday.

R.I.P. Jay Novacek's wife LeAnne was found dead earlier today.

Officials say that Jay Novacek was not at the residence when police arrived. No suicide note was found, but more information may be revealed shortly.

Jay Novacek played six seasons for the Cowboys from 1990-1996 and was a major contributor to teams that won three Super Bowls over four seasons.

He retired in 1997. He and LeAnne Novacek continued to live in the area after his retirement, and Jay remained closely involved with his former team.

Our thoughts are with LeAnne's and Jay's families after this tragedy.

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