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Chargers Star Antonio Gates Mourns Death of 22-Year-Old Sister

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    Chargers tight end Antonio Gates is mourning the passing of his 22-year-old sister, Pamela, who died on July 23, 2014. NBC 7's Jim Lazlavic reports. (Published Thursday, July 24, 2014)

    San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates was at training camp on Thursday, but no one would have blamed him for missing it. The player is mourning the loss of his 22-year-old sister, Pamela.

    Pamela died Wednesday after a three-year battle with lupus.

    Antonio Gates Appears at Comic-Con

    [DGO]Antonio Gates Appears at Comic-Con
    Chargers player Antonio Gates went to Comic-Con on Thursday, July 18, 2013. (Published Thursday, July 18, 2013)

    Recently, Gates had missed spring practices and told the public he was tending to a family situation.

    On Thursday, it was reported Gates was often traveling after road games to visit his ailing sister in Detroit.

    Antonio Gates Talks Team Upgrades

    [DGO] Antonio Gates Talks Team Upgrades
    San Diego Chargers wrapped up rookie camp Sunday. There were rave reviews for most of the rookies and for the veterans who started OTS's on Monday including tight end Antonio Gates. NBC 7's Todd Strain caught up with Gates to talk about some of the team's new additions. Find out more at and (Published Monday, May 14, 2012)

    After practice, the all-pro football player said: “You basically get one chance to prove you love your family.”

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