Wife of Dallas Cowboy great Jay Novacek, LeAnne found dead
February 5, 2010
Death is in the air.
I smell it and feel it’s grip tighten around all of us.
This is the reason that you have to live life to the fullest. Seize the moment. Carpe Diem
Suicide is never the way to go, unless it is about to be your time. Then ride the Heroin Highway home…it’s fun and easy. Although it requires a needle, which I detest….
This saddens me, as Jay was the key to a bunch of really good Cowboy offenses in the 90’s. Very reliable. Hopefully, that will be a quality that people will assign to me when my number comes up. My number is…who really knows? All I know is that I am not going to call it myself. That will be someone else who does that.
The wife of former Dallas Cowboys tight end Jay Novacek died Monday at her mother’s home from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, Burleson police Commander Doug Sandifer said. LeAnne Novacek, 45, was found dead at 9:05 a.m., according to Linda Anderson, spokesperson for the Tarrant County coroner’s office. At 8:37 a.m., Burleson police and fire departments responded to “a report of a medical emergency, possible suicide” at a residence in Burleson, according to police department spokesperson Sally Ellertson. The body was found in the bedroom of the residence, according to the police report. The Tarrant County coroner’s office said Tuesday that the cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head, but the police investigation is still pending. The Novaceks, who have a daughter, live in Joshua. Jay Novacek, 47, played six seasons for the Cowboys from 1990 to 1996. The five-time Pro Bowler, who ranks ninth in team history with 3,576 career receiving yards on 339 receptions, was a member of teams that won three Super Bowls in four seasons. He was a sixth-round draft choice out of Wyoming in 1985 by the St. Louis Cardinals. After a back injury forced him to miss the 1996 season, Novacek retired in 1997. He and LeAnne continued to live in the area after his retirement, and Novacek remained involved with team. He signed autographs at Cowboys Stadium earlier this season. Novacek was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2008.
Bad things happen to good people. That is a way of life. We all have to find a way to get through it…