The 19-year-old cheerleader at Southern University and A&M College has died

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A freshman cheerleader at Louisiana Southern University and A&M College has died, university officials announced Thursday.

Arlana Miller was a freshman from Texas majoring in agriculture at the Baton Rouge campus and a member of the school’s cheerleading team, according to a statement released Thursday by university chancellor Ray L. Belton. The school did not release his cause of death. NBC News reported that he was 19 years old.

“Our entire campus community is deeply saddened by the untimely death of Arlana Miller,” Belton said in the statement as she extended condolences to her friends and family.

The university’s athletic director, Roman Banks, said in a statement Thursday that the night before, around 9 p.m., the athletic department was notified of “a social media post that ultimately resulted in this unfortunate announcement.” The statement then shared information about counseling resources for students, specifically student-athletes.

“We ask for your prayers, love and support,” the statement continued. “Our deepest condolences to The Miller Family, SU Cheer and friends. We love you Arlana #ForeverJag.”

Both the university and the athletic department noted in their statements that May is Mental Health Awareness Month, “a time to raise awareness about mental or behavioral health issues and to help reduce stigma that they live so much”.

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Arlana Janell Miller was born on December 12, 2002 (her father’s birthday) at 11:50 A.M. at North Monroe Hospital in Monroe, LA by Pastor Arthur Miller, Jr. and Janice Tappin-Miller. See the article : Katrina Kaif proves that she is the biggest cheerleader for husband Vicky Kaushal. She was the only child born of this union. Arlana attended Head Start at age three and was later crowned Little Miss Headstart.

What did Arlana Miller’s post say? In her post, she mentioned that she “gave this life all the fight I had” and mentioned that she wasn’t “well for a while.” The post was later taken down a few days after Miller’s death. Banks said his department learned of the social media post Thursday.

What happened to the arlana? Arlana was days away from completing her freshman year at Southern University when she committed suicide by entering the Mississippi River. “He texted me the night before I went in the water and said please pray for me,” Miller explained. “I didn’t know what was going on.

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