FSU Student Who Was in Coma Dies

By: Eyewitness News
By: Eyewitness News

Tallahassee, FL -- April 13, 2912

An FSU student who had been in a medically induced coma has died.

According to a post on CaringBridge.com, Trent Taylor passed away last night 4-12-12. The post was made just before 10 p.m. It says ' Our Beloved Trent Has Passed On To Be With Our LORD'.

Taylor was being treated at the Orlando Regional Medical Center. He suffered a serious brain injury after getting into a fight 4-7-12 .

Hundreds of Taylor's family, and friends held a prayer vigil for him yesterday.

Plans for a service have not yet been announced.

Orlando Police say no charges have been filed in the case. It remains under investigation.
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Tallahassee, FL -- April 12, 2912

Family and friends of Trent Taylor gathered on FSU's campus Thursday night for a prayer vigil.

They lit candles, prayed and shared memories of Taylor during the vigil, which lasted for about an hour. Friends say the vigil was not to mourn for Taylor, but to celebrate his life.

Taylor was seriously injured from a fight while he was in Orlando. His head injuries were so severe, he was placed in a medically induced coma. He is being treated at the Orlando Regional Medical Center.

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  • by My condolences on Apr 18, 2012 at 07:29 PM
    I heard about this from a friend of Trents. My understanding is that Trent was punched from behind. The attorney representing the puncher has her work cut out for her in explaining self defense with the punch coming from behind. This is truly tragic, and it proves how life can change in an instant. My thoughts are with both families.
  • by Lexi Location: Orlando on Apr 15, 2012 at 12:53 PM
    I FEEL HORIBLE! I am so sorry, but I got on the bandwagon to have justice for Trent. I honestly thought hewas in downtown Orlando and maybe it was some UF/FSU fight! He and his friend WERE DRINKING! It was an accident and moreso than ever THAT FRIEND needs love and support. PLEASE Everyone please suport the friend who accidently hit Trent. IT WAS AN ACCIDENT! Trent is in Gods loving arms and at total peace and happiness. The friend is here on earth . Please be REAL CHRISTIANS and show support to the friend and do not judge, especially when alcohol was involved!
  • by jane Location: fsu on Apr 15, 2012 at 12:37 PM
    ppl don't even know the whole story. rip trent and bless his soul but he was the one who started the fight and came at his friend over nothing, his friend hit him back to get him to back off but trent was so drunk he fell straight on his head. they were both wasted, really just a tragic, drunken mistake. the friend and everyone else here is devestated.. ppl really should know the whole story before judging
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      by Joy on Apr 15, 2012 at 01:09 PM in reply to jane
      Thank you for sharing with us. I am sorry this happened to your friend. It is very sad. If we could only get people to realize the dangers of alcohol. Take care.
  • by Lou on Apr 14, 2012 at 07:22 PM
    @ Anonymous--how do you have the FACTS to the Zimmerman case?
  • by friend Location: orlando on Apr 14, 2012 at 12:14 PM
    it was a good friend of his who hit him. alcohol was a factor friend is crushed. trent would not want him charged.
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      by Vicky on Apr 14, 2012 at 03:21 PM in reply to friend
      i bet the parents want him charged.
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        by Valerie on Apr 14, 2012 at 05:14 PM in reply to Vicky
        Can someone tell exactly what happened?
  • by Lexi on Apr 14, 2012 at 07:39 AM
    Trent was a child of God who died because of a fight! Why was he fighting??? Trent was not a fighter! He loved God and gave happiness to so many. PLEASE TAKE A STAND FOR TRENT ....please ask God taht the purpose for Trent going to heaven early is shown! It is so sad that because of skin color no one seems to be fighting for Trent. If this was an innocent accident, then please let everyone know! May God bless Trent and his entire family. God's peace~
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      by Anonymous on Apr 14, 2012 at 08:03 AM in reply to Lexi
      God and heaven are ancient myths created by the weak.
  • by Joy Location: Orlando on Apr 14, 2012 at 07:34 AM
    "lewis" VERY POWERFUL STATEMENT..Where is Jesse Jackson and teh rest of the country when an innocent white college student was killed" WHY IS IT NOT THE SAME JUSTICE FOR EVERYONE! Trent was killed just like Trayvon was killed! I hope there is also justice for Trent! Stand up for Trent~
  • by tonyboy Location: Worldwide on Apr 14, 2012 at 12:19 AM
    R.I.P. Trent, God bless the family and friends. God Speed!
  • by lewis on Apr 13, 2012 at 09:57 PM
    Why havent they arrested the person who bashed Trent on the back of the head?? This was obviously murder, they boy was deliberately bashed from behind by someone who was too much of a coward to attack from the front.....and as "Wonder" asked...WHEN ARE WE MARCHING TO THE CAPITAL???? ALSO...when are the "Reverends" jesse jackson and al sharpton going to organize an uprising for this young man? I know they surely will, as they I just know they are for justice for EVERYONE!! Please post when our march is going to take place, and also, when this story will be appearing on national news each evening!
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      by Anonymous on Apr 14, 2012 at 04:38 PM in reply to lewis
      Um, because he's white. Duh.
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      by Anonymous on Apr 14, 2012 at 04:41 PM in reply to lewis
      Trent was hit by his very on friend! Can we convene at your house for the march?
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      by lewissucks on Apr 16, 2012 at 06:45 PM in reply to lewis
      Lol. Fail.
  • by Betsy Location: Quincy, FL on Apr 13, 2012 at 09:06 PM
    My heart and prayers go out to the family and wonderful friends of Trent Taylor. He had a world of wonderful friends that I met after this tragedy. May he rest in peace and his friends just always remember what a wonderful friend you had even for such a short time. Remember the good times as he would want you to1 He is with our Father and smiling down on your guys!!
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