Ex-Cowboys LB Myles dies at age 42

Published Jun. 11, 2010 1:00 a.m. ET

Former Dallas Cowboys linebacker Godfrey Myles died Thursday aged 42.

Myles, who won three Super Bowls with Dallas in the 1990s, passed away Thursday night in Miami after reportedly suffering a massive heart attack Wednesday, the NFL team announced Friday.

The death initially was announced on the University of Florida football program's official Twitter account, which listed the cause of death as a massive stroke.

He was on a life support machine before he passed away.

Myles was born and raised in Miami and played at the University of Florida from 1987-90, serving as a team captain and making the All-SEC team his senior year.

"RIP former #Gators LB Godfrey Myles. He passed away after a massive stroke. Lettered for #Gators 1988-90. Thoughts are with his family," the university's football program tweeted Friday.

Myles was picked by the Cowboys in the third round of the 1991 NFL Draft and played six years with the team.


He started 11 games in the Super Bowl XXX-winning 1995 season, and retired after the 1996 campaign.

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