Tragic endJemi Roots dies at 56: Former Texas president mourns wife with heartbreaking post about his sudden loss

Former Houston Texans president Jamie Roots has died at the age of 56 after a "battle with mental health issues," his wife confirmed.

Roots was president of the NFL team for more than two decades before retiring in 2021,

 and has been a fixture in the Houston community for many years.

The post also includes numbers from the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for anyone thinking about suicide or experiencing distress.

Roots has an MBA from Indiana University.