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Many pay tribute to Jamey Rootes who died Sunday

Rootes is being remembered for his management within the sports activities world and as a mover and shaker locally who made a long-lasting impression on all who met him.

HOUSTON — The information of the passing of longtime Texans president Jamey Rootes has despatched shockwaves all through the sports activities world and past. His spouse Melissa stated he handed away Sunday after a battle with psychological well being points.

Rootes is being remembered for his management within the sports activities world and as a mover and shaker in the community who made a long-lasting impression on all who met him. He was additionally a best-selling writer, public speaker and mentor.

“Jamey was a dedicated Houstonian who loved his city and touched so many lives through his professional, academic, and philanthropic work,” Melissa Rootes said in a statement Monday night.

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Rootes, who was 55, spent greater than 20 years with the Texans earlier than leaving in February of 2021 and is credited with a lot of the crew’s success off the sphere.

“It’s a sad day for us here. We’re really heartbroken,” Texans CEO Cal McNair stated Tuesday morning. “He’ll be missed by the Texans family, he’ll be missed by the Houston community.”

“It’s obviously a tough situation, completely unexpected, very very sad,” Current Texans president Greg Grissom stated. “We’re holding one another up as Texans teammates, holding one another up and doing the very best we will.”

Current and former Texans gamers are amongst these paying tribute to Rootes.

Rootes briefly served as president of the Houston Dynamo however stepped down final July for “personal reasons.” Rootes is credited for working behind the scenes to assist make Houston a World Cup metropolis.

Rootes additionally taught on the University of Houston and Sam Houston State. He had simply joined the workers at Rice University’s Department of Sports Management a couple of days earlier than his loss of life.

Many who knew Rootes took to Twitter to pay tribute.

Resources for suicide prevention

Suicide prevention begins with recognizing the warning indicators of suicide and taking them significantly. Talking brazenly about suicidal ideas and emotions can save a life.

If you or anybody you already know is in want of assist, you may contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at: 800-273-TALK (8255). You may textual content the lifeline at 741741 or chat online here.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a nationwide community of native disaster facilities that gives free and confidential emotional help to folks in suicidal disaster or emotional misery 24 hours a day, 7 days every week within the United States.

You may attain out to UT Physicians here.

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