Patrick Holz / Facebook
On October 3, 24-year-old former Tennessee Titans cheerleader Patrick Holz was involved in a car accident when he was driving home from work. According to his personal Facebook page, he worked security at the Downtown Nashville bar, Legends Corner.
According to WKRN, Holz’s Jeep was struck from behind by a Ford Explorer on Interstate 40. Both vehicles went into the right shoulder and Holz was thrown from his vehicle when it was rolling over. The news site reports he was not wearing a seatbelt.
He was immediately taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. His girlfriend told News2 that he tested positive for COVID-19 so he was not allowed any visitors and his right arm was amputated in the early days of his hospitalization.
A GoFundMe was created on to help Holz family out with his hospital bills.
“As many of you know Patrick was in a horrific car accident on his way home from work Saturday night and he is currently fighting for his life at Vanderbilt right now,” the GoFundMe said. “Patrick had a wild soul, but a heart of gold and loved all of his friends and family dearly. In this time he needs our help and I know whole-heartedly he would do the same for anyone else!”
On October 8, the official Titans Cheerleading Instagram account sent their thoughts and prayers to Holz.
“We would like to send our well wishes and support to Tennessee Titans Cheer Alumni Patrick. Patrick was a fantastic addition to our newly rebranded cheer program last season and a great representative for the organization both on and off the field. Our thoughts are with him and his family and we are praying for his speedy recovery,” they wrote alongside a photo of Holz from a game.
Sadly, Holz passed away on Wednesday, October 14, according to a spokesperson for Vanderbilt University Medical Center. If you would like to donate to his GoFundMe, click here.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Holz’s family and friends during this time.
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