Mike Epps recently helped out a family mourning the lost of their son. Over the weekend; Epps was in Pittsburg to perform at the city’s California Theater to entertain fans but quickly used the moment to kick off a fundraiser. High school student Floyd Burrell died tragically a week ago while training for Marine camp and Mike decided to use an extra comedy show to remember the fallen teen and celebrate his life.
A Pittsburg high school senior who was getting ready to serve his country, died suddenly last week. On Saturday night, the community had some star power to help pay tribute to 17-year-old Floyd Burell. Epps said, “I’m so happy that I have an opportunity and God blessed me with the talent to help someone out like his family in a tragic situation like this.” Burrell ran track and played football at Pittsburg High. He passed away on April 25th from an asthma attack during a training run as he prepared for boot camp and Marine training in San Diego. His football coach said he had a bright future, “He was very well liked. It was very hard for the community and the school”. Looking forward to the next chapter in his life, a month from now Burrell would have been walking the stage at graduation- instead a comedian took the stage, adding some laughter in a week of sadness.
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