Mitchell Henry, a former Tight End for the Green Bay Packers, Denver Broncos, and Baltimore Ravens, has died at 24 after a battling with leukemia, it was reported.
“It is with great sadness that we learned of Mitchell’s passing this morning,” Western Kentucky athletic director Todd Stewart said in a statement to ESPN.
“Mitchell was as committed to his teammates, his University, his friends and his family as anyone you will ever find, and we were so fortunate to have him as part of our Hilltopper family. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, his lovely wife Madison, and all of those who were blessed to have known Mitchell.”
He was released from the Baltimore Ravens practice squad in November. While he was home in Kentucky, he felt a pain in his shoulder before he went to a nearby hospital. There, doctors found a mass in his chest and he started chemotherapy.
“We were very saddened to learn of the passing of Mitchell Henry,” Packers general manager Ted Thompson told ESPN in a statement. “During his time with the Packers, he quickly became a beloved member of our family and made a terrific impression on everyone in our organization. We were fortunate to have had him in our lives. On behalf of the Packers family, we offer our condolences to Mitchell’s wife, Madison, and his family and friends.”
He also played for the Broncos, appearing in two games. “We’re saddened with the passing of Mitchell Henry (TE in 2015), who fought a courageous battle with cancer. Our hearts go out to his family,” the team tweeted.