December 15, 1920 - Requiem Mass for George Gipp

On December 14, 1920 George Gipp passed away due to illness. There are several stories on the exact cause and how he died but nevertheless the consensus is he died of pneumonia and now a days penicillin could have extended his life.

Today at 8:15am a requiem mass was held in Sacred Hear Church. Classes were cancelled in order for students to pay their last respects. There was a procession from the Basilica that escorted the body out. His body would be laid to rest in his home state in Calumet, Michigan. Decades later his body would be exhumed amid rumors involving his family.

Keywords: george gipp, basilica

Posted On: 2011-12-15 03:15:00 by IrishTrpt07


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