Former NFL wide receiver Vincent Jackson found dead in hotel room Vincent Jackson was found dead in a hotel. So this comes as a pretty big shock at only 38 years old. I know Marty Schottenheimer passed away last week. No thread dedication or anything, but every no and then a current of former NFL player dies and there's not always an appropriate thread to post in about it. I figure this one may last for awhile in the background for any other deaths that occur.