Ex-Chargers player and SoCal native dies at 31

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LOS ANGELES — Southern California native and former San Diego Chargers player Kevin Ellison died Thursday, sources say.

Ellison, born in Inglewood, Calif., played nine games for the Chargers.

His alma matar at the University of Southern California confirmed the news on social media. “#FightonForever” the Trojans Athletic Department wrote in a tweet.

His former USC teammate Brian Cushing said the news “hurts more than anything I could’ve ever imagined.”

Records with the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s office indicate Ellison died on a freeway.

Ellison had a history of mental health issues, Los Angeles Times reported.

His exact cause of death has not been released.

Ellison was 31-years-old.

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