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Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez wrote a Bible verse across his forehead in red marker before he hanged himself in his prison cell using a bedsheet.

The verse was John 3:16, which in the King James Version of the Bible reads: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

Additionally, he left his Bible open to that verse in his cell.

Hernandez had been serving a life sentence at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley for a murder conviction when he was found dead after hanging himself with the bedsheet. Investigators are also examining whether or not Hernandez smoked a synthetic marijuana on Tuesday night. His body was found on Wednesday.