Ray Lewis III, the 28-year-old son of the renowned Baltimore Ravens athlete and Pro Football Hall of Famer, Ray Lewis, has passed away. The younger brother of Lewis, Rahsaan Lewis, shared the news of his brother’s demise through an Instagram story on Thursday. The circumstances that led to his death are yet to be disclosed. “It’s hard to believe that I’m writing about this, but rest in peace big brother,” Rahsaan Lewis wrote. “You were a genuine angel, and I hope you have found peace now because I know how much you were hurting…I love you, I love you, I love you.”
Ray Lewis III, following in the footsteps of his father, played college football at Miami. He started off as a running back in his home state of Florida, but eventually played cornerback for Coastal Carolina and Virginia Union, which is a Division II school. According to Virginia Union associate head coach Diego Ryland, Ray Lewis III was an exceptional young man and teammate, and the entire university community is praying for his family as they cope with their loss. Ray Lewis, the elder, who is now 48 years old, played for the Ravens from 1996 to 2012 and was a two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2000 and 2003, as well as a two-time Super Bowl champion in 2000 and 2012.