Wire services are reporting that former Packers/Eagles LB Reggie White died earlier today from a heart attack. He was 43.

White had a voice that made Brenda Vaccaro sound pleasant, and managed to scare the living bejeezus out of countless NFL QB’s. He also had some less than enlightened things to say about homosexuals, but as he was paid to kill quarterbacks, not set public policy, well, let’s just say he was very good at his day job.

Without knowing the full details of White’s condition, 43 seems awfully young for a professional athlete to keel over, even by NFL standards.