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World’s Sixth Best Young Water-Skier ‘Dies Suddenly’ Aged Just 18

One of the world’s top water-skiers has died suddenly aged just 18.

Micky Geller from Carp, Ontario, Canada, was a freshman at the University of Lafayette-Indiana studying kinesiology when he died on May 6.

No further details on his death have been released, with his passing leaving his friends and loved ones in deep shock.

Geller was a member of the National Champion Ragin’ Cajuns Waterski Team, as well as the Canadian Junior National Waterski team, and was ranked sixth in the world in the U-21 jump, according to his obit.

‘It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we share with all of you the news that Micky Geller, from Ontario, has died suddenly,’ Water Ski Canada posted this week.

Geller was always active, having spent his younger years in gymnastics and then moved on to rock climbing and waterskiing, and ‘loved nothing more than flying off the ramp,’ his obit reads.

It went on to say that the water-skier enjoyed the company of close friends, motorcycling, snowmobiling, having deep conversations and debates and just chillin’.

‘With his full throttle approach to life, Micky experienced more in his 18 years than many ever will,’ the obit continued.

‘However, he was just cracking the surface of the possibilities that lay ahead.’

Water Ski Canada posted a tribute to Geller on Monday, sharing the champions accomplishments and triumphs in his short waterskiing career.

‘It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we share with all of you the news that Micky Geller, from Ontario, has died suddenly.

Micky was a valued member of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Water Ski Team, and the Ontario skiing community and he represented Water Ski Canada on many occasions including the U17 IWWF World Championships, the Jr. US Masters Water Ski Tournament, and the 2022 Pan American Championships.’

The organization said they were mourning Geller as they remember his ‘amazing work ethic, unending passion, humor, athleticism, and charisma.’

The University of Louisiana-Lafayette are flying their flags at half mast on Thursday to honor Geller. The school posted about Geller on Wednesday.

‘It is with great sadness that the University will lower the University flag to half-staff in memory of Michael Arthur ‘Micky’ Geller on Thursday,’ the post reads.

‘His friends and family remain in the thoughts, hearts and prayers of many at the University.’

  • Peggy says:

    You remember…in order to play in sports or go to university they all had to have proof of being va666ed?

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