Spring Hill College student dies suddenly

(image: Springhill College) 22-year-old Patrick McCree

Patrick McCree died unexpectedly Friday, according to Spring Hill College President Dr. Chris Puto. McCree was a senior at Spring Hill College. McCree was from New Orleans and attended Brother Martin High School. He was on Spring Hill College's 2014 track and field team. A Go Fund Me page set up to help his family says the 22-year-old was a member of the Army Reserve.

Here is the full statement from Spring Hill College's president:

Dear members of our Spring Hill community, It is with a heavy heart that I share with you the news that a member of our senior class, Patrick McCree, of New Orleans, died unexpectedly on Friday, November 3. I know you join me in expressing our most sincere and heartfelt condolences to Pat’s family and friends. As a community, we grieve the loss of such an exuberant life and remember fondly the enthusiasm with which he lived. Our campus community will join to celebrate and honor Pat’s life with a memorial ceremony at a later date. All will be welcome to attend. May Pat rest in peace and Perpetual Light shine upon him. -Dr. Chris Puto