Michael “Micky Geller”, an 18-year-old college student and waterskier died earlier this month.
Water Ski Canada announced on Facebook that Geller had “died unexpectedly”.
According to a University of Louisiana at Lafayette Facebook post, Geller is a native of Carp in Ontario, Canada. He majors in kinesiology. The young man was also a member of the “Ragin’ Cajuns Waterski Team”. According to an announcement on Facebook by the team, Geller is a student who has a full scholarship.
The school announced on Wednesday that it would fly its flag at half-staff to honor Geller.
His funeral took place in Ottawa, Canada, on Thursday.
The obituary states: “We are saddened to announce the passing of our beloved Micky. Micky competed in waterskiing, and rock climbing, and was 6th worldwide for the U21 Jump. Micky loved to jump off the ramp and spend time with his friends. He enjoyed riding motorbikes and skiing as well as deep debates and discussions.
Micky was 18 years old when he had more life experiences than many people. “But that was just the beginning.” continued his obituary. “Many people loved Micky for his generosity.” “Our son will be remembered as an empathic, passionate, and strong man.” “He was fearless and disciplined, and his potential was limitless. “