CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney released a statement Thursday on the passing of Ella Bresee, the little sister of Clemson defensive tackle Bryan Bresee.

Ella Bresee passed away Thursday morning after a long fight with brain cancer. She was 15-years old.

“Our prayers continue to be with the entire Bresee family,” Swinney said. “We are all so appreciative of all of the love and support that has been shown by the Clemson Family and so many others during this time. Ella was such a sweet spirit, and her spirit will continue to live on throughout the Bresee family and everyone who had the opportunity to know her. I am stronger today for having experienced Ella’s strength and courage.”

Bresee left Clemson to be by his sister’s side this past Sunday.

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