A report by Hillsborough County, Florida medical expert, published this week, shows that Jackson’s death in February was considered “natural” and the cause was listed as “chronic alcohol use.”
He was found dead in a hotel room Feb. 15 in Brandon, Florida, with no visible signs of trauma, officials said at the time. His family had reported him missing less than a week ago, CNN reported.
“Vincent Jackson was a brilliant, disciplined and gentle giant whose life began to change in his mid-30s. He became depressed, with progressive memory loss, difficulty solving problems, paranoia and eventually extreme social isolation, “said Dr. Ann McKee. chief of neuropathology for the VA Boston Health Care System and director of the BU CTE Center and VA-BU-CLF Brain Bank.
CNN’s Tina Burnside, Homero de la Fuente and Melissa Alonso contributed to this report.