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1/20/05-Tyler

Friends Remember U.T. Band Member Who Died Suddenly On Trip

There is still no cause of death released for the UT Longhorn band member who died hours before he was to perform in Thursday's inaugural parade.

Twenty-three year-old J.D. Davis was from Tyler. He attended Whitehouse High School.

He was found dead on the UT band's bus following a stop in D.C. Thursday.

J.D.'s sudden death is something friends and family are having a difficult time coming to terms with. They say he was a young man who loved God, and that's what's helping loved ones through this.

J.D.'s mother Linda Davis: "If I had any doubts that he was a Christian, I probably would be worried right now, but I am so positively sure, and that is what is keeping us going."

Friend David Sutton: "I don't know if you would ask 'Why [J.D. died.'] He would say that God has a reason for it, as unclear as that may be right now. It's for His glory."

Again, the cause of J.D's death has not been determined. He had a fever early last week, but wasn't diagnosed with any illness. Even Wednesday morning, he had complained of feeling tired.

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