Ella Bresee, the 15-year-old sister of star Clemson defensive lineman Bryan Bresee, passed away after battling cancer on Thursday, September 15.
It is a heartbreaking situation, for sure. Ella Bresee was battling a rare, aggressive form of brain cancer. She was honored at last week’s Clemson game against Furman. It is unknown if Bresee will play this weekend against Louisiana Tech as he mourns Ella’s death.
Bryan Bresee made a heartfelt post about Ella’s death
Bresee took to Instagram on Thursday to announce the passing of Ella.
My beautiful sister Ella you amazed me every single day with the fight that you put up and how joyful you were constantly through this battle. Never did I think I would be sitting here today saying bye to you. I want to thank you for bringing happiness to not only me but so many people. You are the best sister a brother could ask for and I know for a fact heaven has gained a beautiful angel today, Love you forever and always Ella bear.❤️
It must be a crushing loss for the projected first-round pick.
The college football world reacts to the death of Ella Bresee
The college football world and Clemson fans are mourning the death of Ella.
Popular college football account Unnecessary Roughness sent their condolences.
RIP to Ella Bresee who passed away today.
Prayers to her brother Bryan and their entire family.
— Unnecessary Roughness (@UnnecRoughness) September 15, 2022
Clemson’s official football Twitter also sent their condolences.
Ella Bresee will continue to be a source of light and strength for this program and the entire Clemson community. Please join us in sending our love and support to Bryan and the Bresee family. #EllaStrong 🧡 pic.twitter.com/uoxuUf27p1
— Clemson Football (@ClemsonFB) September 15, 2022
Condolences go out to the Bresee family and anyone who knew Ella Bresee.