Lewisville High football player dies suddenly

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A screenshot of the GoFundMe page for DeShaud Williams

The Lewisville community is mourning the sudden death of a local teenager.

Sixteen-year-old Deshaud “Dee” Williams was playing outside with friends and family in Lewisville on Friday night when he suddenly collapsed and lost consciousness in the arms of his twin brother, Dashaud “Da Da” Williams. Deshaud was pronounced dead in the ambulance on the way to the hospital, according to a GoFundMe online fundraiser set up to help Deshaud’s family cover funeral expenses.

The medical examiner’s office has not ruled a cause of death as of Monday morning, but Deshaud’s death is believed to have been from cardiac arrest, according to the GoFundMe.

Deshaud was a soft-spoken honor roll student who wanted to be a chef when he was older, according to the GoFundMe. He enjoyed playing football and Fortnite, and he was working part-time at Domino’s to earn money to buy a car. He is survived by his parents, siblings, grandparents and other family.

The Williams family is originally from Cleveland, and the funeral will be held there. The family is requesting donations to help cover the service and travel costs. Click here to make a donation.

Members of the Lewisville ISD’s CARE Team, counselors and social workers, will be on LHS campus Monday and will continue to support the campus and any student in need in the days ahead, according to a letter from LHS Principal Jeffrey Kajs.

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