UNC Kai Burkett Death – Dead : Kai Burkett Obituary : Ridge Wrestling Senior Passed Away, Cause of Death Unknown

By John Chekwas | August 29, 2020

UNC Kai Burkett Death – Dead : Kai Burkett Obituary : Ridge Wrestling Senior Passed Away, Cause of Death Unknown

Kai Burkett has died, according to a statement posted online on Aug. 28, 2020.

We learned of the deceased through the following tribute posted on social media.,

One of the greatest things about working with the kids is watching them grow as athletes and people. One of the hardest things is when something tragic happens to one of those kids. Kai Burkett grew into an incredible athlete, but was an even better person.
He was always respectful, extremely hard working, humble and always willing to help our Little Lion Wrestlers whenever we needed his help.
The Burkett family is and always has been incredible when it comes to community involvement and are some of the nicest people you could ever meet.
Our entire CR wrestling family is overwhelmingly saddened and heartbroken over the loss of Kai and we grieve with the Burkett family and the rest of the CR wrestling community. Please keep the Burkett family in your prayers as well as our big brothers on the CR Varsity Wrestling Team. We will miss you Kai.
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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.

Tributes.

The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.

 


Elizabeth Smith wrote 
My heart and prayers are with them today and everyday going forward.

Amy Leister Davis wrote 
So many prayers for the Burkett family! We are so saddened by this news!

Krystal Miller wrote 
So many prayers sent for the Burkett family and friends!

Misty MacIntyre Nicodemus wrote 
Many thoughts and prayers to the Burkett family and the Chestnut Ridge students and athletes who knew and loved Kai.

Lindsey Martin wrote 
Such a heartbreaking loss to everyone who had the pleasure to know him. Many thoughts and prayers for the Burkett family.

Melinda McDonald wrote 
My thoughts and prayers are with the Burkett family ,we are heart broken for your loss .

Jennifer Howells Fouse wrote 
Prayers for this wonderful family. Remembering a kind and considerate young man who was a role model for so many.

Team SHUTT Wrestling wrote 
We have no words to describe the hurt and heartbreak. Our thoughts and prayers are with Kai’s family and the Chestnut Ridge Wrestling community.

Trento wrote
My son Sammy had the opportunity to compete against Kai when they were both very young. I was left with the impression that Kai was not only an amazing wrestler but he was also a really good kid who was supported endlessly by loving parents.

Sharon Steach wrote 
Thinking of the Burkett’s and their family. They are the nicest ppl. My heart goes out to them. Deepest Sympathy, hugs and prayers.

Jamie Schleinkofer wrote 
We are so very sorry. Praying for all of you during this extremely difficult time.

Paula N Rob Flinn wrote 
RIP Kai! Prayers to the Burkett Family and Ridge community. So saddened to hear this what a great young man.

Carolyn Hall Smith wrote 
So sorry for the loss. My prayers are with the wrestlers at Ridge and his family and friends

John Orbell wrote 
So so sad. Our community has lost a wonderful young man. My heart and prayers go out to the family .

Melvin-Linda Weyandt wrote 
Dear Lord, please wrap your arms around this family. Give them strength at this tragic time. Calm and comfort their hearts. Lord Jesus, we ask you to be with the extended family, classmates, friends, teachers, coaches.

Lori Troutman wrote 
This is so sad, and the community is heartbroken. I didnt know the family but my heartfelt sympathies pour out to them. Sending many, many prayers.

Jerry Swab wrote 
Many prayers to the Burkett family today. I cant even fathom the pain. What a great kid Kai was and always a team player, very humble. Will be greatly missed by all.

Annese Kara Varner Bayless wrote 
Prayers and hugs for all of the Lion wrestling team and Kai’s family – such a tragic loss! Sending love from The Bayless family.

Scott Paynter wrote 
I know Tuck was upset about this when he found out this morning he was just at camp with him .

A parents worst nightmare. Condolences

Diane Yarnell wrote 
Sending sympathy & prayers but knowing God has special plans for a special young man.

Jacob Dawson wrote 
One of the best wrestlers I will ever face. My heart goes out to his family who were always in his corner and always showed great respect no matter the challenge they faced.

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