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CINCINNATI -- Bengals Wide Receiver Chris Henry died Thursday after a domestic dispute in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Police said Henry and his fiancée, Loleini Tonga, who lives in the area, had been arguing in the 800 block of Peachtree Road when Tonga tried to drive away in a pickup.
Henry jumped into the bed of the pickup and the couple continued arguing as Tonga drove, police said.Police said Henry fell out of the pickup at some point and landed in the roadway, causing life-threatening injuries.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police announced that Henry died at 6:36 a.m. Thursday.
Police spokeswoman Rosalyn Harrington said homicide detectives have been assigned to the case but had no further information. Police have not released the 911 tapes, and Harrington would not say if Tonga was present at the scene when police arrived.
Police said Tonga was cooperating with investigators and no charges had been filed against her.
Authorities have not announced the cause of death. Mecklenburg County medical examiner investigator Carol Cormier said they were expecting to receive the body later Thursday.
Henry and Tonga were planning to wed in March. The couple has three children together.
Reaction to Henry's death began to pour in Thursday after word of his passing.
"It is with great sadness to learn Chris has passed away," Henry's agent, Andy Simms said in a statement. "For those who knew Chris, he was nothing like his public perception. A loving and caring individual, he was thankful for what he had in life, and proud of what he had overcome."