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Former Chiefs And Chargers Linebacker Lew Bush Dead At 42

Former NFL linebacker Lew Bush died of a heart attack yesterday, just six days after turning 42-years-old. He played three years for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2000-02 and another several years with the San Diego Chargers before that, playing from 1993-99 including playing for the Super Bowl squad that played in 1994.

Don Norcross writes of the San Diego Tribune gives a bit more of Bush's story:

A Chargers spokesman said Bush lived in San Diego but apparently died in Tucson.

"He was just a delightful guy," said Jim Laslavic, the former Chargers linebacker who now works as sports director at KNSD Channel 7/39. Laslavic worked with Bush on TV and radio in recent years.

Bush is the seventh player from the Chargers' 1994 Super Bowl team to die before turning 45, and the second this year, following defensive lineman Shawn Lee, who was 44 when he passed away Feb. 26 of cardiac arrest (after suffering for years from diabetes).

Bush finished his career with 270 tackles and four sacks.