Washington State backup quarterback Tyler Hilinski was found dead Tuesday evening. He was 21.
According to USA Today, the authorities were called to do a welfare check at Hilinski's apartment after he failed to show up for practice. He was found with a gunshot wound to the head, suspected to be self-inflicted.
Washington State coach Mike Leach as well as AD John Johnson released statements shortly after the news was made public.
Many of Hilinski's teammates and others in the sports world took to social media to express their sympathy.
There's no doubt that the world lost a great person as well as a player.