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Flowers dies at UMMC

PHOTO COURTESY OF PRAYERS FOR PEYTON /  Peyton Flowers was a senior football player at Loyd Star Attendance Center. The nation's love and support for him was abundant during his time in the hospital.

PHOTO COURTESY OF PRAYERS FOR PEYTON / Peyton Flowers was a senior football player at Loyd Star Attendance Center. The nation’s love and support for him was abundant during his time in the hospital.

Loyd Star Attendance Center Principal Robin Case said Peyton Flowers died at 1:42 p.m. Thursday at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

“Losing Peyton will leave a very big hole on the campus,” said Case. “We ask the community to still keep his family in their thoughts and prayer during this difficult time that is no where near over.”

Case said the junior high and high school students where told as a group Thursday afternoon in the Loyd Star gymnasium.

“We are trying to cope with this loss,” said Case. “The students here all love him and have had a genuine sense of care and concern for his well-being. Our students are devastated by this loss.”

“What can I say about this great kid; his life was a miracle, and we loved him so much,” said Loyd Star Head Football Coach Adam Cook. “We are selfish for wanting him back, God has called him home. We pray that we can continue without him in our lives.”

Cook said the family has been grateful for all the thoughts and prayers from the community.

“I will never forget the outpour of support that has been shown in the community,” said Cook.

Information about the arrangements have not been made.

Flowers was airlifted to Jackson Friday night during Loyd Star’s homecoming game. Flowers asked the coach to take a break. Flower collapsed while sitting on the bench. No information about causes have been released. The entire state of Mississippi and many across the country have come together to support the family and friends of Flowers during his time at UMMC.

The Hinds County Coroner’s Office confirmed the death.