Tyler Trent passes away after fight against bone cancer, community reacts

Tyler Trent was honored Thursday night at the College Football Awards show. (Photo: ESPN)
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CARMEL, Ind. (WTHR) – Sad news at the start of 2019.

Tyler Trent, the Purdue super fan and community inspiration, has passed away after his fight with bone cancer.


Tyler was an inspiration to many and did amazing work for cancer research.

Within just the past few months, Tyler was recognized in many ways for his accomplishments.

A family member of Tyler's announced the sad news on their Instagram page.


Purdue University created a cancer research endowment in Tyler's name. To donate to the cancer research fund, click here.

Governor Eric Holcomb released this statement following Tyler's passing:

“Tyler Trent was among the biggest, strongest and wisest people you could ever meet. He reminded us what being good is all about. I’m convinced Tyler was touched by our Lord and guided home every step of the way. Janet and I send our love to the Trent family and remain here for them.”

The community and sports world are sending their condolences: