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Tragedy strikes former Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer

Written by Tony Ghaul

Cincinnati Bengals Coach Adam Zimmer, Son of Former Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer, tragically dies at Age 38.

Adam Zimmer, of the Minnesota Vikings, being interviewed after the game against the East at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, Jan. 19, 2019. Photo courtsey of Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

Adam Zimmer served as the co-defensive coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings in 2020 and 2021.

His sister, Corri Zimmer White, announced the news

The Bengals confirmed Zimmer’s death in a statement issued Monday morning.

“The Bengals are saddened to learn the devastating news about Offensive Analyst Adam Zimmer,” the statement reads.

Bengals President Mike Brown said: “Our organization has had the privilege of knowing and working with the Zimmer family for 15 years. We have the highest regard for Mike and Adam, and we are incredibly saddened by this tragic news. Mike and Adam were more than just coaches for us – they were friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Zimmer family at this time.”

The cause of Zimmer’s death has not been revealed.

Head coach Mike Zimmer of the Minnesota Vikings looks on from the bench on the sidelines during warm ups prior to the game against the Chicago Bears. Photo courtsey of Adam Bettcher/Getty Images

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