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Aaron Hernandez (Getty Images)
Aaron Hernandez (Getty Images)

Washington - Former American football star Aaron Hernandez on Wednesday was found dead in prison where he was serving a life sentence for murder, after hanging himself with a bedsheet, prison officials said.

Hernandez, 27, was discovered hanging in his cell by corrections officers in Shirley, Massachusetts at approximately 03:05 on Wednesday, Christopher Fallon with the Massachusetts Department of Correction said.

"Mr. Hernandez hanged himself utilising a bedsheet that he attached to his cell window," Fallon's statement said.

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