27 years old, Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez, has killed himself overnight.
In a statement from the Massachusetts Department of Corrections, Hernandez hanged himself in his cell and has been confirmed dead by prison officials Wednesday morning
The statement says Hernandez was housed alone at the time and used a bedsheet tied to a window. Authorities also say he tried to jam his cell door shut from the inside. He was found just after 3 a.m. and pronounced dead at 4:07 a.m. at a nearby hospital.
Hernandez, was acquitted, Friday in a 2012 double slaying, and was already serving a life sentence for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd .