Ex-Vikings Coach Adam Zimmer’s Cause of Death Revealed: Adam Zimmer, the son of former Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer and the team’s co-defensive coordinator, passed away due to heavy drinking. The 38-year-old was discovered dead at his Twin Cities home on October 31, 2022, and the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed his cause of death in papers made available to the public on Friday.
The medical examiner officially listed Zimmer’s cause of death as “complications of chronic ethanol use disease.” The CDC estimates that excessive alcohol use causes roughly 140,000 fatalities annually in the United States, making it the primary factor in deaths that could have been avoided.
Zimmer was discovered dead at his house in the 2500 block of Condon Court in Mendota Heights, according to the Mendota Heights Police Department, after officers were asked to check on him at 1:13 p.m. on Monday, October 31.
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According to the department, there are “no indicators of foul play” and no mysterious circumstances surrounding his passing. According to the medical examiner’s report, his demise was “natural.”
When Mike Zimmer was appointed head coach in 2014, Zimmer joined the Vikings. Through the 2019 season, he served as a linebackers coach before being named co-defensive coordinator in 2020.