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Passing of Viking Football Athlete, Brent Le Roux

Passing of Viking Football Athlete, Brent Le Roux

LBCC football player believed to have died after an accidental overdose

By Abel Reyes
Courtesy of the LBCC Viking News

Long Beach City College defensive lineman Brent Le Roux died earlier this week, the fourth LBCC football player to pass away in the past 24 months.

The Vikings head coach Brett Peabody told the Long Beach Post that Le Roux was recovering from a recent surgery, and is believed to have died by an accidental overdose.

Le Roux was unable to play the 2018 season due to an injury on his right shoulder that he received playing against College of the Canyons in 2017.

The Vikings quarterback Drake Peabody, also the son of head coach Brett Peabody, took to Twitter to express his emotions.

"Still can't believe this… I lost a brother. RIP Brent," Drake Peabody said. 

Le Roux grew up in Brisbane, AU, and came to America in his final year of high school and then joined the St. John Bosco football team.

Vikings lineman Tim Johnson died in late 2017 due to complications after a car crash, Guy Alford III was shot and killed in North Long Beach a year later, and in January, former safety Bryce Turner died of a heart attack.

Future services for Le Roux will be held at Encounter Church (100102 Ramona Street, Bellflower 90706) tomorrow, Aug. 13 at 10 a.m. If you are attending, please wear red as that was Brent's favorite color.