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Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez turns to look toward his fiancee Shayanna Jenkins Hernandez as he reacts to his double murder acquittal at Suffolk Superior Court on Friday, Friday, April 14 in Boston. (Stephan Savoia/AP, pool)MoreCloseclosemore
Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez turns to look toward his fiancee Shayanna Jenkins Hernandez as he reacts to his double murder acquittal at Suffolk Superior Court on Friday, Friday, April 14 in Boston. (Stephan Savoia/AP, pool)

Aaron Hernandez died by suicide Wednesday, less than a week after a jury cleared him of committing a double murder in 2012.

The former New England Patriots tight end was already serving a sentence of life without parole for another murder in 2013. Massachusetts state police have launched an investigation into Hernandez's death, which authorities say occurred early Wednesday at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Massachusetts.

Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti talks with The Boston Herald's Ron Borges (@RonBorges) about Hernandez's troubled life, and his apparent suicide.

This segment aired on April 19, 2017.

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