Super Bowl Champ’s Cause Of Death Revealed

At a glance

  • Charles Johnson, a former first-round draft pick who went on to win a Super Bowl with the New England Patriots in 2001, tragically died by suicide July 2022 following an apparent drug overdose, according to a report from North Carolina’s medical examiner’s office cited by multiple outlets.
  • Johnson was found dead in a Hampton Inn hotel room near his Raleigh home July 17, USA Today reported. The autopsy revealed Johnson had “acute oxycodone, hydrocodone and mirtazapine toxicity” when he passed away.
  • Johnson had no prior medical history, and he also wasn’t prescribed any medication, according to the report.

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