WATCH: Tearful cousin says Aaron Hernandez's family 'in shock' after his suicide

by ABC News

"Sorry if I tear up," Randy Garcia, Aaron Hernandez's cousin, said. "He was the first one to make it -- from our side of the family he was the first one to make it."

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TMZ reports:

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WPLG reports:

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