CHICAGO BEARS linebacker, Brian Urlacher, is in mourning today after the sudden death of his beloved mother Lavoyda. It was reported that she died unexpectedly in her sleep at the very young age of 51-years-old. He left the team today to begin preparations for funeral arrangements.
Urlacher released a statement prior to his departure; “My first priority right now is to be with my family as we mourn her loss and make the arrangements to lay her to rest,” Urlacher said. “This is a very difficult and emotional time for us and I sincerely ask that you respect our privacy.”
The Chicago Bears linebacker was just named the Defensive Player of The Week, but that is now bittersweet. Urlacher has praised his mom and they were extremely close, so it is a very sad day for him and his family.
It is still uncertain if he will play in the upcoming game in New Orleans.