The convicted murderer was found dead in his cell this morning. 

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, who was convicted of murder and sentenced to life without parole, has killed himself in prison.

Family has been notified and the statement reads as follows:

“Mr. Hernandez was in a single cell in a general population unit. Mr. Hernandez hanged himself utilizing a bedsheet that he attached to his cell window. Mr. Hernandez also attempted to block his door from the inside by jamming the door with various items.”