Mike Williams Obituary And Death : Ex-NFL Star Cause Of Death Revealed

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The death of Mike Williams has left the football fraternity in shock. He reportedly died at the age of 36 years.

The whole sporting world is mourning the loss of the former Chiefs wide receiver.

Allegedly, he died suffering from injuries while working at a construction site.

Following his death, his father, Wendell Muhammad, started a GoFundMe page.

Late Mike Williams While He Was Playing For The Bills
Late Mike Williams While He Was Playing For The Bills (Source: The US Sun)

Michael Anthony Williams was an American football wide receiver who played six seasons in the NFL.

Born on May 18, 1987, in Buffalo, NY, Williams attended Riverside Institute of Technology.

Similarly, for his collegiate years, he joined the Syracuse Orange football team. However, following a violation of team rules, he quit the team in 2009.

Mike started his NFL journey with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as their fourth-round (101st overall) pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.

Later, he played with Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs, but his stints with these teams were rather short-lived.

Death And Obituary: Ex-NFL Star Cause Of Death Revealed

The news of the untimely demise of the former NFL player left all the football fans stunned.

After his stint with the Chiefs ended in 2016, he started working in construction. Reportedly, Williams lost his life while working at a construction site.

On September 1, 2023, while Mike was working, he suffered a major accident at work. A steal beam fell on his head, causing a severe head injury, which required immediate medical attention.

By the time he reached the hospital, he was reported to have breathing problems and had to be rushed to ICU.

His head injury caused swelling in his brain, and his spinal cord was ruptured. These injuries resulted in complete paralysis in his right arm as well as his lower body from the waist down.

Moreover, his lungs were filled with water. And with relentless efforts from the doctors and medical associates, Mike didn’t survive to see the next morning.

 GoFundMe And Condolences

After the news of Mike’s death was reported by Jon Scott, a Buffalo Bills beat reporter, the netizens took their respective handles to express their grievances.

Bills fans took to social media to pay their respect to the late wide receiver. One fan writer on X, formerly Twitter: “Just awful, Condolences to all of Mike Williams’ Loved Ones.”

“RIP Mike Williams. I enjoyed watching you play at SU and sending love and prayers to your family and those close to him,” another shared.

Mike’s father, Wendell, set up a GoFundMe page, where details of his death were revealed.

Contracts During His NFL Career

In his relatively short NFL career, he played with three different teams while failing to earn any amount with the Chiefs in his final season.

Started with the Buccaneers, signing A rookie contract for 4 years worth $2.32 million. Later in 2013, they agreed on a 5-year/$39.62 million contract extension.

However, the following season, he was traded to the Buffalo Bills and restructured $400k of his 2014 workout bonus into a guaranteed base salary.

On April 25, 2016, Mike was signed by the Chiefs on a 1-year/$760k deal, but the Chiefs released him on August 16, 2016.

Moreover, throughout his NFL career, he reportedly made around $12 million. 

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