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Louisiana Tech running back, Tyrone Duplessis died Thursday morning after medics responded to an emergency call at his off-campus apartment.

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The question remains as to the cause of his death, however Hazel Woods chief investigator for the Lincoln Parish coroner’s office confirms an autopsy is pending.

A roommate of Duplessis’ made the emergency call after the running back woke up with intense chest pains.

Bulldogs coach, Sonny Dykes express his heart felt feeling for the player saying:

“Tyrone was a valuable part of this football family. This is a tragic, senseless loss, but he made a lasting impact on this team, university and everyone that knew him.”

Tyrone played in two games last season and was planned to come back from a knee injury that sidelined him in 2010.

This is very sad news, our thoughts and prayers go out to Tyrone and his family. R.I.P

SOURCE: USA Today

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