Muskingum Grieves Unexpected Death of Student

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Muskingum University junior Tyler Lancaster, 22, died unexpectedly Wednesday morning, Feb. 1.

In an email to Muskingum students, faculty, and staff Wednesday, Feb. 1, President Susan. S. Hasseler told the Muskie community Lancaster died and “we offer our deepest sympathy to Tyler’s family and friends in this very difficult time.”

Muskingum Junior Tyler Lancaster died unexpectedly Tuesday, Feb 1.
Muskingum Junior Tyler Lancaster died unexpectedly Wednesday, Feb 1. Photo courtesy of Muskingum Sports Information.

Lancaster, from Canton, OH, played cornerback for the football team during the 2013 and 2014 seasons. Wednesday evening’s home mens basketball game observed a moment of silence honoring Lancaster.

The mens basketball team honors Tyler Lancaster prior to their Feb. 1 game.
The mens basketball team honors Tyler Lancaster prior to their Feb. 1 game vs. Wilmington. Photo credit: Logan Weaver
Patton Hall Dining staff honored Lancaster during Feb. 1 dinner. Lancaster dined at this table daily.
Patton Hall Dining staff honored Lancaster during Feb. 1 dinner. Lancaster dined at this table daily. Photo credit: Marty Kurtz

Muskingum University honored Lancaster Thursday morning, Feb. 2, with a time of prayer and reflection as part of the weekly Chapel service. Listen to the full service on SoundCloud.

Following the prayer service, campus community members signed two of Lancaster’s football jerseys in the Roberta A. Smith Library. The jerseys will be given to Lancaster’s family members.

Muskingum President Dr. Susan S. Hasseler signs Tyler Lancaster's football jersey following the Feb. 2 prayer service.
Muskingum President Dr. Susan S. Hasseler signs Tyler Lancaster’s football jersey following the Feb. 2 prayer service.
Muskingum students sign Tyler Lancaster's football jersey following the Feb. 2 prayer service.
Muskingum students sign Tyler Lancaster’s football jersey following the Feb. 2 prayer service.

Muskingum students can contact Counseling Services at (740) 826-8142 or University Minister, Reverend Will Mullins, at (740) 826-8120.

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