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Family, friends, and fans gather for Junior Seau burial and public memorial

Mike Blake / Reuters

A picture of former San Diego Chargers and NFL linebacker Junior Seau is displayed as fans arrive at Qualcomm Stadium on Friday night.

Mike Blake / Reuters

Fans arrive at Qualcomm Stadium to participate in a "Celebration of Life" memorial on Friday night.

AP reports: Hours after Junior Seau was buried in his hometown, thousands of fans attended a public memorial service at Qualcomm Stadium, where the hard-hitting, fist-pumping linebacker starred for 13 seasons.

 Many wore Seau's No. 55 jersey - in Chargers blue, Southern California cardinal and gold and Miami Dolphins aqua and orange.

 Among those attending were Seau's parents, his ex-wife and their children, several current and former Chargers, and former rival John Elway. Elway, who now runs Denver's front office, was accompanied by new Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning and coach John Fox, a former assistant with San Diego.

Lenny Ignelzi / AP

Luisa Seau, third from fron left, mother of former football player Junior Seau who committed suicide last week, is held by her grandson as she reaches for the casket of her deceased son as it is lowered into the ground at his burial on Friday in Oceanside, Calif. Junior's three other children, right, look on.

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Tyler Seau, center, the son of Junior Seau, reacts to fans during a public memorial service for his father on Friday night.

Mike Blake / Reuters

Fan Annett Bush attends the "Celebration of Life" memorial on Friday night.

 

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