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Ex-Quarterback Babe Laufenberg Mourns The Loss Of His Son Luke Who Died From Cancer Aged 21

Date August 23, 2019 17:18

In a heartbreaking turn of events, son of Dallas Cowboys radio analyst Babe Laufenberg has lost his battle to cancer.

According to DallasCowboys, Luke Laufenberg lost his fight with cancer on Thursday, August 22 at the age of 21.

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett, who was also a longtime friend of Luke's, described the young man as "amazing". He praised Luke's spirits saying that he fought the condition while still managing to express concerns for his loved ones.

It was reported that Luke was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia Burkitt in 2017. He received a cancer-free diagnosis in 2018, however, he continued to cope with health complications since then.

Luke's father, Babe Laufenberg, released a statement via Instagram about the passing of his son.

In his post, Babe talked about losing a "son, a brother, a friend, and a warrior." He confirmed that Luke lost his fight with cancer while also describing his son as "truly inspirational."

The hole in our hearts will never be filled. You are my hero. RIP my sweet Luke. See you on the other side.

Condolence messages have been pouring in since Luke's death was announced. Fans shared heartwarming words about the son of the football star and reflected on what a good man he was.

@t_troit_from_detroit described him as a "special young man" while offering his condolences to the family. @crbara also expressed sadness over the loss.

I am so very sorry for your loss! I saw Luke's story a few months ago but I had no idea the cancer had returned. May he Rest In Peace and may his family also find peace.

@pipes_etc wrote;

My most heartfelt condolences to you, your family and all who stood in the shadow cast by this wonderful young man...

@fister14 said;

Praying for you guys. My son Nick just finished chemotherapy and he had burkitts lymphoma as well. Praying for you guys.

@pics_by_jay wanted the family to know "my thoughts are with you," and @ladylgray revealed a similar loss;

Praying for you and your family. My daughter was 22 when she passed from cancer in 2013. A tough road you all are walking down and my prayer is that daily you feel Gods presence .

From the messages flooding social media about the young man's death, it's pretty clear he was loved by a lot of people.

RIP Luke Laufenberg!