Lavoyda Urlacher unexpectedly passed away Monday at her home in Texas, Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher said.
"My first priority right now is to be with my family as we mourn her loss and make the arrangements to lay her to rest," Urlacher said in a statement. "This is a very difficult and emotional time for us and I sincerely ask that you respect our privacy. Thank you."
Urlacher will be excused from the team and is not at Halas Hall today.