Adam Zimmer’s sister, Corri Zimmer White, shared an emotional message on Instagram after revealing on Tuesday that her brother had died suddenly at the age of 38.
“It’s my heart [is] very bad physical pain,” Zimmer White wrote in an Instagram Story post on Wednesday, along with a collection of photos featuring the couple in 2018. “How could the one family suffering a lot? I miss you so much my brother.”
Zimmer – the son of former Vikings coach Mike Zimmer – lived in Minnesota and worked as an offensive analyst with the Bengals. The Hennepin County medical examiner will determine a cause of death and make an official diagnosis, according to ESPN.
On Monday, the Mendota Heights police department received a call for a welfare check at 1:13 p.m. CT, according to police chief Wayne Wegener Jr.
When police arrived at Zimmer’s home, they found him dead inside. Wegener said his office “is not investigating this as an emergency.”
Zimmer White confirmed the news of his brother’s death Tuesday morning on Instagram, saying his brother was lost “suddenly.”
In her post, Zimmer White said she became close to her brother after the death of their mother, Vikki Zimmer, in 2009. The family matriarch died suddenly at the age of 50.
It was Zimmer’s last year as an assistant coach with the Saints, who went on to win the Super Bowl.
“My brother is one of my best friends, especially after my mom died, we were very close,” Zimmer White wrote. “He was always there for me, he was always the first to show up and send me to foundation meetings… I didn’t ask.”
Zimmer joined the Bengals staff this season after coaching under his father on the Vikings staff for eight years. Mike Zimmer was fired after 2021.
“We are saddened to hear of the death of Adam Zimmer,” Vikings officials said in a statement. “Adam was a kind and respectful person, and during his years in Minnesota, it was evident that he cared deeply for his family, his players, his fellow coaches and the former Vikings staff. Our thoughts are with you. and Mike, Corri, Marki and the entire Zimmer family.
“Our organization has had the privilege of working with the Zimmer family for 15 years,” Bengals owner Mike Brown said in a statement. “We care deeply about Mike and Adam and are deeply saddened by this tragic news. Mike and Adam were more than just coaches to us – they were friends. Our thoughts and ours prayers are with the Zimmer family at this time.