Bengals Assistant Coach Adam Zimmer Dead At 38

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Adam Zimmer, a Cincinnati Bengals assistant coach, died suddenly Monday at the age of 38.

Zimmer joined the Bengals in 2022 as an offensive analyst, according to the New York Post. He was previously the co-defensive coordinator with the Vikings.

His sister, Corie Zimmer, announced the news Tuesday in an Instagram post to her personal account. “I can’t believe I’m writing this. I lost my big brother yesterday. The kindest, sweetest, family loving, sports obsessed soul there ever was,” she wrote. “I’ve felt pain like this once before but it’s been a while and I didn’t know I was able to feel like this again,” she said. “My heart is shattered and it hurts so bad.”

Corie went on to describe how shattered she was, and how deeply her life has been affected by his death.

“I don’t know how to juggle being a mom to one year old twin boys and the grief of losing my brother so unexpectedly,” she wrote.

“I’m so lost, I’m so overwhelmed, I’m so heartbroken,” she wrote to Instagram.

Corie wrote about how especially close her bond was with Zimmer, especially after the loss of their mother. “My brother was one of my best friends,” she said.

“His support and love for me was SO big and I hope he knew how much I loved him. In the last year he told me countless times how he loved watching me be a mom and how proud he was of me. Please pray for our family as we try to navigate through this,” she wrote. (RELATED: Jerry Lee Lewis, Rock ‘N’ Roll Pioneer, Dead At 87)


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Zimmer’s cause of death was not revealed.

“Adam, I love you so much and I will miss you every second of every day until I see you again. Please watch over us and help us be okay,” Corie concluded her post.