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Tragic Accident Takes Life of Illini Wrestler Francis Edelen

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Old Mar 22, 2018, 07:58 AM   #1
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The University of Illinois Division of Intercollegiate Athletics is saddened and shocked to learn of the death of redshirt-sophomore student-athlete Francis Edelen, a member of the Illini wrestling team from Oak Forest, Illinois. Edelen was killed following a car accident in Champaign County late Wednesday evening. Our thoughts and prayers are extended to his family, friends and teammates during this difficult time.

"This is shocking news for our team and coaching staff as no words can truly reflect the emotions that we are going through at this time," Illinois wrestling coach Jim Heffernan said. "Francis was a productive member of our program. We are extremely saddened by this news. We just released this news to our team, so the healing process after the loss of a teammate and friend has just begun."


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Old Mar 22, 2018, 11:52 AM   #2
Thoughts and prayers are with his family.

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Old Mar 22, 2018, 05:17 PM   #3
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Prayers to family and friends
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