The cause of death of Jaylon Ferguson, 26 years old, who passed away at the age of 26 has been revealed.
Jaylon Ferguson died from a fatal mix of fentanyl and cocaine before he his body was discovered last week, according to a city medical examiner.
Bruce Goldfarb, spokesman for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, told Darcy Costello of the Baltimore Sun that Ferguson died from combined effects of fentanyl and cocaine.
According to Goldfarb, the death was ruled an accident following an autopsy.
Jaylon O’Neal Ferguson (December 14, 1995 – June 21, 2022) was an American football outside linebacker and defensive end.
“We are profoundly saddened by the tragic passing of Jaylon Ferguson,” the Ravens said in a statement. “He was a kind, respectful young man with a big smile and infectious personality. We express our heartfelt condolences to Jaylon’s family and friends as we mourn a life lost much too soon.”
Following his death, Ferguson’s family issued their own statement, saying his passing was ‘one of the darkest moments in our lives.’
Ferguson’s body is scheduled for a viewing on Saturday in St. Francisville, Louisiana, according to his fiancée, Doni Smith.
He played college football at Louisiana Tech before being drafted 85th overall by the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL) in the 2019 NFL Draft.
He played three seasons with the Ravens.
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