Aaron Hernandez
Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez listens as prosecution witness Alexander Bradley testifies at Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Massachusetts April 1, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez, who died April 19 after committing suicide in prison, wrote three letters — one to his fiancée, another to his daughter and the last to his attorney Jose Baez, TMZ reported Wednesday citing sources. This comes after reports claimed Hernandez wrote the last letter to his gay lover.

Sources familiar with the investigation told TMZ that Hernandez did not leave any other message for an inmate. Rumors about Hernandez having a homosexual relationship began after Newsweek reported last week his final note was addressed to his prison boyfriend.

“Hernandez’s sexuality would, of course, not be relevant save for the fact that an intimate relationship he allegedly had with a male former high school classmate was at the center of the investigation into [Odin L.] Lloyd’s murder,” Newsweek reported.

However, Hernandez’s attorney Baez slammed the rumors saying officials associated with the case leaked information to "tarnish" the ex-New England Patriots star’s reputation.

“Rumors of letters to a gay lover, in or out of prison, are false,” Baez said in a statement, cited by NBC Sports’ Pro Football Talk. “These are malicious leaks used to tarnish someone who is dead. . . . Notwithstanding my unambiguous statement that there were no such letters, representatives, on behalf of an individual named Kyle Kennedy, continues to advise the media such a gay love letter exists. Accordingly, on behalf of the family of Aaron Hernandez, I am reaffirming, unequivocally, no such letter to Mr. Kennedy, or any other individual, in or out of prison, exists. I urge anyone continuing to spread these malicious untruths to cease immediately.”

In 2015, Hernandez was jailed for life without parole for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd in North Attleborough. He was found hanging from his prison cell window April 19 after reportedly using a bed sheet to hang himself at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Massachusetts.

His death came within a week after he was acquitted in the 2012 killing of Daniel de Abreu, 29, and Safiro Furtado, 28. The two were shot dead when they sat in a car.