LSU swim team manager dies after year-long battle with cancer
BATON ROUGE- LSU swimming team manager Kayne Finley has passed away after a year-long battle with cancer.
According to the 'Cannonballs for Kayne' Facebook page, Finley died on Nov. 24 after losing his fight with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG).
"Kayne peacefully passed from his earthly self and ascended into heaven around 8:20 am, surrounded by his devoted father, mother, brother and dog, Curtis, Kirsten, Keagan and Moose," the post said.
Finley's rare form of pediatric brain cancer has a less than one percent survival rate. He was diagnosed in November of 2016, while still a senior in high school.
Finley was able to fulfill his dream of attending LSU, but as the disease progressed, he went home to Florida to bravely fight his battle.
He was honored in Tiger Stadium before LSU's game against Syracuse in September, and was also awarded a letterman’s jacket by the LSU swimming and diving team on Sept. 29.