Adam Zimmer, son of former Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer and NFL assistant coach, has passed away. He was only 38 years old. The death of the former Minnesota Vikings co-defensive coordinator was confirmed by Adam’s sister on October 31.
His cause of death has not yet been determined. On Monday, the Mendota Heights police department received a request for an Adam welfare check. The officers arrived at his Minnesota residence and discovered him dead inside. The police have disclosed that the case is not being investigated as a suspicious death.
Adam Zimmer Dies at Age of 38
Tuesday, Corri Zimmer White shared the sad news of her brother’s passing on Instagram with the caption, “I can’t believe I’m writing this. My older brother passed away yesterday. The kindest, sweetest, most family-oriented, sports-obsessed person imaginable. I’ve had similar pain previously, but it’s been a while and I didn’t realize I was capable of experiencing it again.”
“My heart is broken and it aches so much. He was always there for me and the first volunteer to arrive at my foundation’s activities… I never even had to ask. Always praising my performance and expressing his pride in me.”
“His support and affection for me were ENORMOUS, and I hope he understood how much I adored him. In the past year, he said numerous times how much he enjoyed seeing me as a mother and how proud he was of me. I shall miss you every moment of every day till we meet again, Adam. Please watch over us and assist us,” she said in her letter.
Minnesota Vikings Issue Statement
The football team issued a statement mourning Adam’s death, which stated, “We are heartbroken to learn of Adam Zimmer’s demise. Adam was a nice and courteous man, and it was clear that he cared deeply about his family, his players, his colleague’s coaches, and the Viking’s front office personnel throughout his time in Minnesota.
Also expressing his sorrow, Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins tweeted, “Deeply saddened by the news of Adam Zimmer…
Outstanding coach and person. I had the honor of sitting next to him on the flight back from games. I have gained so much knowledge. Offering up prayers for the Zimmer family.”
Former general manager of the Minnesota Vikings Rick Spielman stated, “My thoughts and prayers are with Coach Zimmer and his family. Adam was an excellent coach and a nice individual. His absence will be keenly felt.”
Adam Zimmer Worked for the NFL for Seventeen Years
Adam Zimmer began his coaching career with the New Orleans Saints in 2006 as an assistant linebackers coach. Then, from 2010 to 2012, he joined the Kansas City Chiefs. Adam joined his father, Mike, at the Cincinnati Bengals as an assistant defensive backs coach in 2013.
In 2014, the father-son tandem relocated to the Vikings, where Adam served as defensive coordinator. He had served as an offensive analyst for the Cincinnati Bengals for several years.
Our firm has known and collaborated with the Zimmer family for fifteen years. We hold Mike and Adam in the highest regard and are devastated by this dreadful news. Mike and Adam were more to us than just coaches; they were friends,” Bengals president Mike Brown said in a statement.
Our deepest condolences are extended to the Zimmer family. Stay informed for additional news and updates.