Kings Of Leon stars Nathan and Jared Followill have paid tribute to American college football star Austin Box, who died on Thursday (19May11).
The 22-year-old Oklahoma player was taken to the Mercy Hospital in El Reno after a friend called the emergency services and explained Box had taken pain pills and wasn't responding to him.
He was pronounced dead upon arrival at the medical facility. A police investigation into his death is now underway amid allegations he overdosed.
The Followill brothers, who have ties to the college team, have both issued tributes via Twitter.com.
Nathan writes, "Rip Austin Box. You and you're (sic) family are in my prayers."
Jared adds, "Rip Austin Box. I loved watching you play. You will be missed."