OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The wife of San Diego Chargers defensive tackle and former Oklahoma standout Tommie Harris has died at an Oklahoma hospital.
Family friend Bill Horn said Monday Ashley Harris died Saturday at Norman Regional Hospital but remained on life support until her organs could be harvested. She was 29.
Horn says relatives don’t know if she suffered a brain aneurysm or a stroke. He says an autopsy was pending.
Harris, a former standout at Ellison, and his wife were visiting Norman, where Harris played college football at the University of Oklahoma, when she fell ill.
Horn said Tommie and Ashley Harris married in January and were planning to hold their wedding reception in Oklahoma. They had two children, 3-year-old Tyson and 4-month-old Tinsley.
Her funeral is scheduled for Friday in New Orleans, where she grew up.
Mr Harris has done so much for the local community and our prayers go out to Mr Harris.