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Texas High School Football Team Mourns Death Of Teammate Who Died In His Twin Brother’s Arms

Deshaud ‘De (Dee)’ Williams was a much loved high school football player. 

He sadly died Friday in what his family are saying are “mysterious circumstances.”

On Sunday, students at Lewisville High School gathered together to remember Deshaud.

Texas High School Football Team Mourns Death Of Teammate Who Died In His Twin Brother's Arms
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16-year-old Dashaud was playing tag with his fraternal twin brother Dashaud ‘Dae Dae (Day Day)’ Williams and a friend late Friday night.

All of a sudden the teen stopped in his tracks and became short of breath, according to his sibling.

Texas High School Football Team Mourns Death Of Teammate Who Died In His Twin Brother's Arms
Williams Family

“We started jogging a little bit more and he was like, “Dae, I can’t breathe,”‘ Dashaud told KXAS-TV as he struggled to fight back tears. ‘I was like, “You good? Come on. We’re almost at home.”

And he was like, ‘Dae, I can’t breathe. I’m fittin’ to pass out.’ And I ran back to him and he dropped to his knees and fell on his back.”

Dae Dae watched in horror as his brother began foaming at the mouth.

The quick-thinking boy turned his brother on his side to keep him from choking before calling 911.

Texas High School Football Team Mourns Death Of Teammate Who Died In His Twin Brother's Arms
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But tragically Deshaud lost consciousness in his brother’s arms.

Emergency responders rushed to the scene and took the unconscious teen to Medical City Lewisville hospital.

But after life saving methods were administered he was tragically pronounced dead. 

So far the medical team have declined to provide a preliminary cause of death. The details of an autopsy performed on Saturday have not yet been given to the grieving family. 

Texas High School Football Team Mourns Death Of Teammate Who Died In His Twin Brother's Arms
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Dee played defensive tackle for the Lewisville High School Fighting Farmers. His team tweeted out condolences expressing their grief Saturday afternoon.

“Today our hearts are broken. Please keep the Fighting Farmer community in your prayers as we mourn the loss of a student athlete.”

The Williams family have set up a GoFundMe Page to help pay for the funeral arrangements. So far it has raised $3,280 of its $5,000 dollar goal.

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Written by Christine Haveford

Christine loves all things cinema, and she's been that way ever since she was a little girl. In fact, she is so passionate about cinema that she decided to pursue cinematography as a full-time career, and is now pursuing film studies at the New York Film School. Originally from Florida, she is still exploring the new city, people, places, and the culture, loves the new weather, going ice skating during winters, and spending time with her fellow classmates and friends from college.

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