An accident in a hot tub has claimed the life of the 2-year-old son of former NFL star quarterback Randall Cunningham. The Clark County coroner’s office identified the child as Christian Cunningham, and said the cause of death was pending.
Las Vegas police Officer Marcus Martin, a department spokesman, said the death appeared to have been an accidental drowning, but authorities were still investigating.
Cunningham, who is now 47 years old, is an ordained minister and pastor of a church six blocks off Las Vegas Boulevard that he runs with his wife, Felicity. Christian Cunningham was the youngest of their four children.
Martin said police were called late Tuesday afternoon to Cunningham’s home in southeast Las Vegas after an adult at the house with several other children found the boy in the hot tub and began trying to resuscitate him.
The child was pronounced dead less than an hour later at St. Rose Dominican Hospital Siena campus in nearby Henderson, Nev. Cunningham played for 16 years in the NFL for the Eagles, Vikings, Cowboys and Ravens. He was a Pro Bowl pick four times. He also starred at UNLV.
Cunningham retired in 2002 as the career leader in rushing yards among NFL quarterbacks with 4,928. The Eagles last year added him to the team’s honor roll.