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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, January 02, 2019 2:25 pm

Purdue University statement on the passing of Tyler Trent

The following was released on Wed. Jan. 2, 2019 by Purdue University: 

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — This statement from Purdue University was issued Wednesday (Jan. 2) on the Jan. 1 passing of former student Tyler Trent: 

“The world lost a great Boilermaker in Tyler Trent. Anyone who spent time with him or heard his story in one of the countless national media accounts knows he was a remarkable young man — someone whose record of accomplishment was far longer than most people can accrue in many decades of life. 

“We mourn with Tyler's family and the entire Purdue community, and invite all to attend a candlelight memorial on Tuesday (Jan. 8) at 6 p.m. outside Hovde Hall to honor Tyler's life and the lives of all those who are battling cancer and those who are working to find a cure.”