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Aaron Hernandez's Suicide Note To Fiancee Released (Photo)

| by Lauren Briggs

One of Aaron Hernandez's three suicide notes was released on May 5. In the note, which he addressed to fiancee Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, he indicated he believed she would inherit a multimillion dollar fortune.

The former New England Patriots star football player, who died on April 19 from an apparent suicide, was found hanging in his prison cell, notes the Daily Mail. He was serving a life sentence for murder.

Near his body sat an open Bible and three suicide notes, which were addressed to his daughter, his alleged prison lover and Jenkins-Hernandez.

In the letter, Hernandez spoke of his love for his fiancee:

Shay,
You have always been my soul-mate and I want you to live life and know I'm always with you. I told you what was coming indirectly! I love you so much and I know you are an angel - Literally! We split into two to come change the world! Your characteristic is that of a true angel and the definition of God's love! Tell my story fully but never think anything besides how much I love you. This was the Supreme's, the Almighty's plan, not mine! I love you! Let [censored] know how much I love her ! Look after [censored] and [censored] for me -  these are my boys (YOU'RE RICH)
I KNEW I LOVED YOU = SAVAGE GARDEN

Some people, including Hernandez's attorney, Jose Baez, have questioned whether there was foul play involved in the former NFL tight end's death, especially considering he had just been acquitted of a double murder and was in the process of appealing his murder conviction.

"There were no conversations or correspondence from Aaron to his family or legal team that would have indicated anything like this was possible," said Baez. "Aaron was looking forward to an opportunity for a second chance to prove his innocence." 

Inmates also stated that, in the days leading up to his death, the former Patriot was "positive and even happily emotional, which was not usual of Hernandez," said one report.

In light of the suicide note's contents, some have questioned whether Hernandez took his own life to ensure that his family would receive a handsome payout. While the value and fate of Hernandez's estate remain unknown, a Massachusetts law that would overturn his conviction, since he died while appealing it, could mean the NFL owes him millions of dollars for releasing him before the end of his contract without paying him his guaranteed bonus, according to ESPN.

Sources: Daily Mail, ESPN / Photo credit: Jeffrey Beall/Wikimedia Commons, Daily Mail

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