Former Broncos Player Paul Duncan passed away at the age of 35 after suffering cardiac arrest last week

35-year-old Paul Duncan, who had formerly played for the Denver Broncos as a free agent after a college career for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, passed away due to cardiac arrest on July 16th.

Paul Duncan

His wife posted on social media that on July 15th Duncan had suddenly suffered a heart attack while on a run, and that on the 16th he was declared brain dead. She also wrote that they will have a medical examination to determine the cause, and that his body will be donated to people in need of organs.

Duncan represents the fourth former NFL player to have recently passed away. Others include Charles Johnson, Marion Barber, and Jimmy Williams.

Charles Johnson was 50-years-old and was found dead in his North Carolina hotel on July 20th, with his cause of death currently unknown.  He had played for a string of teams including the New England Patriots and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Marion Barber, 38, died of heat stroke on June 1st. He had spent most of his career playing for the Dallas Cowboys.

Jimmy Williams dies on July 8th at age 43 after battling with an undisclosed illness. Williams had played for the Seattle Seahawks in 2005 when they had made it to the superbowl.

All of these athletes have died before their times and contribute to the tend of people dying of “natural causes” younger and younger in the past few years.

Individuals in their 20s, 30s, 40s, and early 50s continue to suffer sudden and unexpected deaths and health complications, and have throughout the past few years, in greater numbers than ever before.

Many speculate as to the cause for the jump in 2021 and 2022, however there are certain factors which seem to be popular to point to, such as the COVID-19 vaccines. The COVID-19 vaccines themselves, from certain manufacturers, have been banned or heavily regulated in Northern Europe due to the potential health risks to young and healthy men, which includes cardiac arrest.

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