Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Sad: Ex-Notre Dame star, George Atkinson III dies less than a year his twin brother committed suicide.

The American football running backGeorge Atkinson III, who is the son of former Super Bowl champ George Atkinson II died on Monday, 2nd December 2019, less than a year after his twin brother committed suicide.

It's unclear at the moment about the circumstances that led to the death of 27 year-old but the former NFL player said losing his brother, Josh, last December took a serious toll on him. In a letter penned by Atkinson III in October- he said Josh's death put him "on an emotional roller coaster and in a real dark place."
George III, his late twins and their dad
Atkinson III admitted he attempted to "harm himself" shortly after the death and had to be institutionalized, but said his 2-year-old daughter was keeping him going.
Without my daughter, I don’t know where I would be right now. She gave me that second wind of motivation.” Atkinson III wrote

Atkinson III was a top recruit in the country coming out of high school in 2011- and was a stud for Notre Dame from '11 to '13, scoring 10 career TDs. He went on to play two seasons in the NFL, one for the Raiders and one for the Browns ... and scored a memorable preseason TD in 2016.
Atkinson III's father was a star returner and defensive back for the Raiders, making two Pro Bowls and helping Oakland win Super Bowl XI over the Minnesota Vikings.