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Celebration of life service set for Andrew Smith

Posted at 3:29 PM, Jan 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-14 16:54:27-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- Hearts were heavy Wednesday at Butler University. 

The Butler flag flew half-staff as a tribute to former standout basketball player, Andrew Smith. 

Smith died Tuesday at the age of 25 after a two year battle with cancer. 

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Wednesday, Butler students remembered Smith, who was an Academic All-American. 

"It shows a ton of respect. Like, he's a hell of a player, a hell of a kid, cancer is awful," Butler student Evan Paige said. 

"Everyone has been down. It's a hot topic. He was a good student and a great dude," Austin Sypolt added. 

Smith battled lymphoma, which turned into leukemia. 

His wife, Samantha, announced he passed away as she held him in her arms. 

A service for Smith will be held at Traders Point Christian Church in Whitestown Sunday at 5:00 p.m. Doors open at 4:00 p.m. His wife says all are welcome. 

This weekend, the Butler Men's Basketball team will debut jerseys with a patch to honor Smith. 

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