On Thursday morning, Kentucky announced the tragic news that OL coach John Schlarman had died at the age of 45.

Schlarman was battling cholangiocarcinoma, a rare and aggressive form of bile duct cancer, for the past 2 years, coaching through some intense treatments. His last coaching appearance was an Oct. 17 win over Tennessee, after which coach Mark Stoops presented him with the game ball.

Tributes have been pouring in all morning. Kentucky posted this beautiful and moving tribute featuring members of the Kentucky football family discussing what Schlarman meant to them:


That wasn’t the only tribute paid to Schlarman, though. As you can see below, the reactions poured in on Twitter after Thursday’s awful news:

Clearly, he was beloved by all who came in contact with him. He will be missed.