NMU student, football player unexpectedly passes away

Published: Jan. 17, 2017 at 1:23 PM EST
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An NMU student and football player passed away unexpectedly this morning. NMU President Fritz Erickson released a statement.

"It is with a heavy heart that I inform you that Northern Michigan University lost a member of its family today. Sophomore Anthony Herbert of Lapeer, Mich., passed away suddenly in his residence hall room this morning," Erickson said.

"Anthony was a construction management major and a member of the Wildcat football team. What caused his passing is unknown at this time and right now our concern is for Anthony's family, friends, teammates, coaches and team staff, teachers and fellow students," Erickson said. "Northern is providing counseling services to those impacted who need help to deal with this loss. We will be talking with Anthony’s family on their wishes regarding memorial/funeral services and will keep the campus informed as those details become available."

"If Anthony was a part of your life, the university community and I offer our deepest sympathy and prayers to you at this time. Anthony will be missed by many," Erickson said.