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Jason Hairston, a former linebacker with the 49ers and hunting clothing guru, has died at the age of 47. Hairston was the founder of KUIU hunting gear and a friend of Donald Trump Jr. Hairston’s death comes just days after he went on a hunting trip with the president’s son.
A post on the KUIU’s Instagram page on September 5 said, “We are shocked and saddened to announce the tragic passing of KUIU founder Jason Hairston. His legacy lives on in KUIU’s spirit of relentless innovation.” Jason Hairston’s cause of death has not been revealed. Game hunter Rick Young wrote on his Facebook page that Hairston was on a hunting trip in Alaska with his son and father when he died.
In 2016, KUIU (pronounced koo-yoo) had sales worth $50 million. The company is named after an island in southeastern Alaska. Hairston founded the Dixon, California, based company in 2010. Hairston first career after retiring from football was in commercial real estate.