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Vigil held for Canyon High School football player who died at practice

Students are seen at a vigil held for Mitchell Cook on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013. Cook, 14, died during football practice at Canyon High School.

August 11, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Loved ones remembered the life of a 14-year-old boy who died during high school football practice in Anaheim.

Family and friends of Mitchell Cook held a candlelight vigil on the football field at Canyon High School Saturday night.

Cook collapsed Wednesday during warm-ups for the school's freshman team.

Family members say the teen always marched to the beat of his own drum.

"Understand how fragile life is, because I can tell you this is going to be the toughest time of my life coming up," said the boy's father, Jim Cook.

Cook's family says the teen did have a heart condition, but it wasn't considered life-threatening.

An autopsy is expected to determine the cause of death.


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