The former Football Star Max Tuerk Dies at 26 during a Hike With His Family


Football Fans are mourning the death of Max Tuerk.In a statement shared on Sunday, Tuerk of the family confirmed that the 26-year-old, died on June 20, 2020 when hiking with his parents on a “coup de coeur” trail in the Cleveland National Forest. “Max loved his teammates, coaches and schools,” the family shared. “Max is a loving son and older brother, and his disappearance leaves a big hole in our hearts. His strength and his work ethic is a source of inspiration for many. ”

No other details were provided on the cause of death.

The USC Athletics Twitter account also shared the news of Max’s death in a tweet that read, ” The #TrojanFamily is terribly saddened by the news of Tuerk passage, gone too soon at the age of 26 years, and our thoughts, our prayers and condolences go out to his family. ”

Clay Heltonwho has been named head coach of the Trojans in 2015, as described in Tuerk as an “amazing person, a teammate and a” Trojan horse in a message posted on his Twitter.


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