Tragic news struck the Buckeye community this weekend: Ohio State men's soccer defender Fikayo Idowu has passed away.
A statement from the Ohio State Department of Athletics
We learned last night of the tragic death of Fikayo Idowu, an outstanding young man who touched the lives of so many. Fikayo was a part of the men’s soccer program the last two years and was loved by his teammates and coaches. His family and loved ones are in our hearts and in our prayers during this time of grief.
Idowu, a redshirt sophomore from Madison, Miss., reportedly drowned at Apple Valley Lake, Friday evening. He was 19 years old, and will not be forgotten.
Hopefully more times like this in that better place my friend. I'm lost without you brother pic.twitter.com/odBzAjCFxh— Marcus McCrary (@MarcusMcCraryFC) June 25, 2016
you touched so many lives. May your sweet and loving heart rest in peace with Him. forever a part of the buckeye family, we love you.— alexis degler (@alexisdegler) June 25, 2016
RIP Fikayo. Lucky to have gotten to know you so well these past two years. You were an amazing friend and I'll always remember you— Steven Munn (@StevenMunn02) June 25, 2016
We love you buddy, watch over us as this season is for you my friend. You'll always be with us, forever a Buckeye— Nate Kohl (@NateKohl1) June 25, 2016
Taken from us too soon. Rest in peace my friend. It was a pleasure to know your kind heart and share the past few years as teammates.— Zach Mason (@Zach_Mason7) June 25, 2016
You will be deeply missed Fikayo. Thanks for being such a stand up guy. Sending my love to his family and teammates pic.twitter.com/RSwqemNOTe— Lindsay Agnew (@lindsay_agnew) June 25, 2016
We will make this season for you bro.. Look over us and may you rest in peace fam— Niall Logue (@NiallLogue_4) June 25, 2016
There will be a memorial gathering at Jessie Owens Memorial Stadium Saturday at 9 p.m. All are welcome.
Come out to JOMS tonight with @OhioState_MSOC pic.twitter.com/Z6KRRRyZzV— danny jensen (@2ndjensen) June 25, 2016