BALTIMORE, MD. (THECOUNT) — An autopsy has revealed the cause of death for Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jaylon Ferguson on Friday.
According to Bruce Goldfarb, a spokesman for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Ferguson died from the combination of fentanyl and cocaine.
The manner of death has been ruled an accident. He was 26.
In a statement Friday morning, the Baltimore Ravens said:
“Our priority is focused on the man Jaylon was and the positive impact he made on so many as a father, son, fiancé, friend and teammate. It would be inappropriate for us to comment further while we continue to support his family and teammates, who are mourning the tragic loss of a loved one and will celebrate his life tomorrow.”
Ferguson’s funeral will take place Saturday in his native Louisiana at the Magnolia Full Gospel Baptist Church. There will be a viewing before the ceremony.
The 26-year-old, known as “Sack Daddy,” was a third-round draft pick in 2019.
“We are profoundly saddened by the tragic passing of Jaylon Ferguson,” the Ravens said in a statement early Wednesday morning.
“He was a kind, respectful young man with a big smile and infectious personality.”
The team added, “We express our heartfelt condolences to Jaylon’s family and friends as we mourn a life lost much too soon.”