Heart attack killed Mitchell 

A preliminary autopsy showed that former 49ers linebacker Kevin Mitchell died of a massive heart attack. Mitchell died in his sleep overnight Sunday at his home in Ashburn, Va., at age 36. He spent 10 seasons in the NFL, playing for the 49ers, Saints and Redskins. The results of a more detailed autopsy will be known in the next four to six weeks.

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