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Former Jackson State basketball player Geronimo Warner passes away

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Jackson State University basketball player Geronimo Warner has passed away, according to a statement from the university.

Warner, an Arizona native and Piney Woods School graduate, was a guard on the university’s basketball team from 2019-2022. He was studying management at JSU.

At this time, Warner’s cause of death has not been released. Funds to cover Warner’s funeral expenses have been raised through a GoFundMe page.

JSU has issued the following statement regarding Warner’s passing:

“Jackson State University mourns the loss of Geronimo Warner, a management major from Arizona, and extends its deepest condolences to his family, friends, and all those who knew and loved him.

This loss affects the entire Jackson State community, and we send thoughts of comfort, understanding, and compassion during this difficult time.

We encourage any member of our campus community, in need of grief support or locating counseling resources in your area, to please contact the Latasha Norman Center for Counseling Services at 601-979-0374 or email

Please keep the family and friends of Geronimo Warner in your prayers.”

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