Boston Marathon bombing survivor Kevin White, who suffered a concussion and perforated eardrum because of the explosion that left six dead and about 280 others injured, has died after contracting a sudden illness, reports said.
White, 37, was at the Boston Marathon finish line when the two bombs went off. His parents, with whom he was watching the race, were also injured. His mother broke several bones and his father's right leg was amputated.
“I know he and his parents suffered immeasurably in the aftermath of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. His spirit will be forever intertwined with mine. His example will inspire me to live with greater purpose. It was an honor to be his coach and friend,” co-founder of the Marathon Coalition, Rick Muhr told the Boston Globe.
Muhr also told the Globe that White, who had run the past two marathons, was planning on running in 2016.
“He will be missed, and the world will miss all of the experiences he had yet to have,” White’s brother Andrew wrote in a statement.
White held a master's degree from Vanderbilt University and worked in private equity, according to his obituary, He is survived by his parents, his brother and sister-in-law
A funeral will be held on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Bolton.