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University of Hawaii linebacker Scheyenne Sanitoa passes away

American Samoa's Scheyenne Sanitoa
Source: Hawaii News Now

Honolulu, HAWAII — Statement From Athletics Director David Matlin On Behalf Of UH Athletics Department:

"It's with deep sorrow that we share the tragic news that Scheyenne Sanitoa, a student-athlete with our Rainbow Warrior football team, passed away yesterday (Thursday, July 4,2019) at the age of 21. Scheyenne was a tremendous young man and we are devastated by this news.

Earlier today, the football team was brought together to discuss the tragedy. Campus counselors were on hand and will continue to be available for all student-athletes and staff to help with the healing process

It's always heartbreaking to lose a member of our UH 'ohana, particularly when it's one of our young student-athletes. Our deepest thoughts and prayers are with his family, his friends, his teammates, and to all those who knew and loved him." 

Samoa News Statement:

We offer our sincere condolences to Scheyenne’s family — our prayers are with you in this time of deep sadness.