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    Former NFL player Mosi Tatupu, the father of Seahawks linebacker Lofa Tatupu, has died.

    Mosi Tatupu was only 54.

    Per the Honolulu Star Bulletin, the cause of death is currently not known. Tatupu reportedly had been suffering from high blood pressure and other health issues.

    A native of Hawaii, Mosi Tatupu's 3,367 career rushing yards stood as a high-school record in the island state for 17 years. Tatupu played for the Patriots from 1978 through 1990, and he retired in 1991 after spending five games with the Rams.

    Primarily a special-teams player at the NFL level, Tatupu rushed for 2,415 yards and 18 touchdowns. In 1983, he reached a career high of 578 yards.

    Tatupu coached football after his retirement. At the time of his passing, he was the running backs coach at Curry College in Waltham, Massachusetts.

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to Tatupu's family, friends, colleagues, and former teammates..

    RIP Mosi. Thoughts to Lofa.
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    Re: Sad News: Mosi Tatupu, dead at 54.

    Fond memories of Mosi. Sorry to hear the news.
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    Re: Sad News: Mosi Tatupu, dead at 54.

    I wasn't one of Mosi's Mosses but I cheered him just as loud. A pure football player as ever played for the Pats. Rest in Peace. Mahalo.
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    Re: Sad News: Mosi Tatupu, dead at 54.

    Oh no! My first favorite player. RIP, Mosi
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    Re: Sad News: Mosi Tatupu, dead at 54.

    Very sad news, a memember of the 50 th anniversery team... Was not a mosi moose's member, but a fan none the less, prayers go out to his family...
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    Re: Sad News: Mosi Tatupu, dead at 54.

    Sad. May God know him as His own.
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    Re: Sad News: Mosi Tatupu, dead at 54.

    So shocking and so sad! Loved him when he played for the Pats and enjoyed watching him play outfield on fundrasing softball teams! Our condolences to the family.
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    Re: Sad News: Mosi Tatupu, dead at 54.

    Very sad news, really liked him as a player..
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    Re: Sad News: Mosi Tatupu, dead at 54.

    Mosi was one fun guy to root for....RIP.

    Memories of the old Foxboro stadium and "Mosi's Mooses" sign in the end zone come flooding back....
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    Re: Sad News: Mosi Tatupu, dead at 54.

    Nicest athlete I've ever met. Amazing man. RIP. Best to his family. 54 is way to young to die.
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    Re: Sad News: Mosi Tatupu, dead at 54.

    Sad day. RIP Mosi.
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    Re: Sad News: Mosi Tatupu, dead at 54.

    very sad news..thoughts go out to Lofa and his family.

    My memory of Mosi is not being able to pronounce his name right when I was really little. Used to call him Tapupu
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    Re: Sad News: Mosi Tatupu, dead at 54.

    condolences to his family a favorite of the fans here for his heart and effort. very Sad for him to pass so young.
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    Re: Sad News: Mosi Tatupu, dead at 54.

    Very sad to hear RIP Mosi.......
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    That's awful. He was one of my favorite Patriots players growing up. My dad got his autograph for me when I was a kid.

    R.I.P
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    my thoughts and prayers to his family. god bless mosi rip.
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    Remember him playing in the Patriots All-Star charity basketball games a few years back.
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    RIP Mosi. You were one of the Patriots' finests.
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    He was one of the bright spots in some of the darker times for the Pats. Mosi!

    RIP
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    One of my all time favorite Patriots! I still have his football card from the 1986 season. Shocked that a man so young would be gone. My sympathies to his family. RIP A Sad day indeed.
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    One of My Favorite Patriots . Rest in Peace Mosi.You will be remembered.
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    My all-time favorite also. RIP.

    The blue-haired woman will make a good sacrifice.
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    I am very sorry & sad
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    Horrible news. RIP Mosi:(
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    I just finally had the opportunity to meet Mosi less than a month ago... I can't believe he is gone...

    Rest in Peace Mosi

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    A true Patriot is gone =[

    Rest in peace Mosi, this is so sad.

    Prayers for Lofa and family.
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    Where did you get that jersey? I've spent 5+ years of my life trying to obtain one.
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    Does anyone have info where and when his wake is? I had the privilige and honor of meeting Mosi dozens of times. We talked alot about the old days and of his talented son Lofa. I will miss him. Great guy. Great player. :( Thanks in advance guys and girls.
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    I actually had to have it custom made. I planned on having him sign it, but I loved it so much I couldn't stand to see it stuck inside a frame and not be able to wear it.
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    That SUCKS. :( I wasn't a Pats fan back when he played but I learned who he was through collecting football cards, etc.

    May God have mercy on his soul.
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