Seahawks Player Frank Clark Says His Father Died in a Fire

February 5, 2018 Updated: February 5, 2018

Seattle Seahawks player Frank Clark tweeted Sunday that his father was killed in a fire in Cleveland.

“My father was killed in an arson fire along with 3 other members of my family on the East Side of Cleveland. Pray for me and my family during this time,” he wrote on Twitter.

He also retweeted a Jan. 30 tweet from the Cleveland Fire Department, which said that the bodies of four victims had been located and recovered.

“The entire Seahawks family is mourning with Frank Clark and his loved ones after their tragic loss,” the Seahawks said Sunday in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers will be pouring out to Frank and his family during their time of grieving.”

The fire started at 1 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30. Investigators are trying to determine the cause, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

DeShawn Shead, Clark’s teammate, tweeted his condolences to Clark. “Sorry to hear that bro!! Family and I will be praying for you,” he wrote.

“I love you Frank. We’re gonna get thru this. Our whole SSGfam is here for you brother,” wrote Clark’s agent, Erik Burkhardt.


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