Trustees for Junior Seau’s estate announced Wednesday that the former Chargers linebacker’s restaurant in San Diego has been shuttered, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.
Seau’s The Restaurant, in Mission Valley, has been open for nearly 16 years and became a makeshift public memorial earlier this month when news broke that the star had taken his life.
"The trustees made their decision to honor Seau’s legacy and preserve the memories of the excitement, fun and warmth that were the hallmarks of the restaurant during the famed linebacker’s lifetime," estate trustees said in a statement, obtained by the Union-Tribune.
"Without Seau’s charismatic leadership, it was felt that the future profitability of the restaurant could be in question.
"Junior’s children and trustees want to extend a thank you to all of the patrons for the many years of support that helped make Seau’s such a unique local dining and entertainment venue."
When Seau’s The Restaurant opened in 1996, it was labeled San Diego’s largest sports diner — hosting 60 TV screens.
Seau, who played in the NFL for 20 seasons, was found dead by his girlfriend inside their home in Oceanside, near San Diego, on May 2, with a gunshot wound to his chest. His death was ruled a suicide.