Purdue University, state and community leaders are today remembering Tyler Trent, the Purdue superfan who passed away Tuesday after a long battle with bone cancer. In a statement, Governor Eric Holcomb called Trent "among the biggest, strongest and wisest people you could ever meet."
Trent inspired and helped spearhead several efforts to boost cancer research, including the Riley Children’s Foundation’s Tyler Trent Cancer Research Endowment, the Tyler Trent Courage and Resilience Award and founding the Teens with a Cause organization.
Statement from Governor Eric Holcomb:
“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.”
Tuesday evening, Purdue President Mitch Daniels tweeted "Heaven has another great Boilermaker tonight. Thank you, Tyler, for all you taught us and the inspiration you left us."
The Purdue University graduate has battled cancer since age 15.