Corey Hill passes away, UFC offers statement
UFC statement on the passing of Corey Hill
“The UFC family mourns the tragic loss of Corey Hill, who passed away on May 14 due to complications from pneumonia at the age of 36. Fans will remember Corey for his time as a lightweight competitor who fought multiple times for the organization in 2008 and was a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter season 5. UFC sends its condolences to the family and friends of Corey Hill.”
On May 14, 2015, it was reported that Hill had died after suffering from sudden pneumonia. According to friend Jennifer Swift, he had been diagnosed with pneumonia several weeks prior. It was reported that he underwent a lung transplant, but the lung collapsed. It was also reported that Hill was placed on life support until his family ultimately made the decision to remove him.
Despite a statement from the UFC which claimed that Hill had died, his wife, Lauran Hill, later denied that he had died. She stated: “[Hill] is resting and still alive, and we’re praying he makes a full recovery. My husband is fighting for his life. We want him in everyone’s prayers.” She would not comment on statements made earlier by Hill’s close friends and other family members.
Hill died on May 15, 2015, at the age of 36, after suffering a collapsed lung and a heart attack.
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