Former Lions offensive lineman Hessley Hempstead dies at age 49

Hessley Hempstead, a former Lions offensive lineman, died at the age of 49.
His death was announced by the NFL Players Association former players' via Twitter account on Monday.

"We are saddened to learn of the passing of Hess Hempstead. After retiring from the Detroit Lions, he was a fixture at events and Charlotte Chapter activities, always with a smile and willingness to help his #NFLPAFraternity and community. He will be missed by all who knew him." - NFLPA Former Players tweeted.