Will Washburn has died, according to a statement posted online on April. 28, 2020.
A Putnam County community is mourning the death of eighth-grader Will Washburn, who died Monday after collapsing at his home.
Washburn was a popular student at Hurricane Middle School and was a standout on the HMS basketball team.
Hurricane community mourns death of middle school hoop standout Will Washburn – WV MetroNews https://t.co/8s7jFKQitc
— Big Shots Media (@BigShotsMedia) April 28, 2020
We learned of the deceased through the following tribute posted on social media.,
Our hearts our broken and our family is missing a little brother. He had an infectious smile, and a love for the game that was just as infectious. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Washburn family, his teammates, and the people whose lives he touched. pic.twitter.com/akPmV06Day
— Lance Sutherland (@hhsbasketball84) April 28, 2020
Cause of Death.
We have no information at the moment on of caused death . This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
There was never a day when he didn’t shoot basketball or ride his bike around the hood. Our community has been heartbroken but we will stand with the Washburn family forever.
— Austin Dearing (@austindearing35) April 28, 2020
Our thoughts are with the family & friends of Will Washburn who died unexpectedly last night due to a cardiac occurrence. Will was an 8th grade student athlete at @HurricaneMiddle #1in300 @AmerAcadPeds @ACCinTouch @American_Heart https://t.co/fNyWxVtRtM
— Parent Heart Watch (@PHWorg) April 29, 2020