California CB Bryce Turner dies following medical emergency
Bryce Turner, a redshirt sophomore cornerback at California, died on Saturday night after being hospitalized for a medical emergency. He was 19.
Turner had been hospitalized on Dec. 30 near his hometown in Southern California. His family said he suffered a “medical emergency” but no other details were provided. A cause of death was not released.
California released a statement following his death.
Today, we lost a beloved member of our #CalFamily.
Rest in Peace Bryce Turner. You'll be forever in our hearts. pic.twitter.com/j8xCObyhCb
— Cal Football (@CalFootball) January 6, 2019
California Director of Athletics Jim Knowlton and head football coach Justin Wilcox also issued statements after the news.
“Our hearts are broken with this unimaginable tragedy,” Director of Athletics Jim Knowlton said. “Bryce was a young man with a bright future and a valued member of our football team and the Cal family. His life was taken far too soon and he will be deeply missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Bryce’s family, friends, teammates and coaches during this difficult time, and we will do all that we can to support each other, his family, our students and the entire Cal community through the grieving process.”
“We are so deeply saddened by Bryce’s passing,” football coach Justin Wilcox said. “This is an extremely difficult day for everyone. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to Bryce’s family, friends, teammates and so many others who have been a part of his life. No words can accurately describe the pain we feel in our hearts right now. We’ll always remember Bryce and how he impacted all of us with Cal football.”
There weren’t many details regarding Turner’s hospitalization, but it did occur after a workout.