Adam Zimmer, son of former Vikings coach Mike Zimmer, dies

(ABC 6 News) – Adam Zimmer, son of former Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer, died Monday, according to a family member.

Corri Zimmer White, Mike’s daughter and Adam’s sister, confirmed the news Tuesday morning on Instagram.

Zimmer was 38-year-old. Details surrounding his cause of death haven’t been revealed at this time.

Zimmer joined the Vikings’ coaching staff when his father was hired as head coach in 2014. He served as linebackers coach for 6 seasons before being promoted to co-defensive coordinator in 2020. He was fired along with his father and the majority of the coaching staff after the 2021 season.

The Minnesota Vikings released a statement saying:

We are heartbroken to hear about the passing of Adam Zimmer. Adam was a kind, respectful man, and over his years in Minnesota, it was evident he cared tremendously about his family, his players, his fellow coaches and the Vikings front office staff. Our thoughts are with Mike, Corri, Marki and the entire Zimmer family.

Statement from Vikings Ownership

Most recently, Zimmer had been working as an offensive analyst to the Cincinnati Bengals. Mike Brown, the Bengals team President released a statement saying:

“Our organization has had the privilege of knowing and working with the Zimmer family for 15 years. We have the highest regard for Mike and Adam, and we are incredibly saddened by this tragic news. Mike and Adam were more than just coaches for us – they were friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Zimmer family at this time.”

Mike Brown, Team President, Cincinnati Bengals