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USC Football Writer Passes Away At 52

A general view of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 24: Clouds over the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum turn pink in color as the sun sets during the Oregon State Beavers and USC Trojans college football game at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on October 24, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

A USC Trojans' football writer passed away on Sunday at the age of 52.

Garry Paskwietz, the publisher and founder of the site, WeAreSC, died on Sunday due to a stroke, the website announced today.

"It is with great pain, empty sadness, and a heavy heart that WeAreSC informs our valued and loyal readership that our founder and publisher, Garry Paskwietz, passed to glory on Sunday evening at age 52.

Garry’s passing was due to a stroke," WeAreSC reports.

Paskwietz graduated from USC in 1988 with a degree with sports information. He went on to work for the Los Angeles Lakers and Miller Brewing Company before beginning his career in sports journalism in the mid-1990s.

The USC graduate founded WeAreSC in 1998 and had been covering the Trojans ever since.

Garry was a true internet pioneer in covering USC football. A household name in the world of not only USC football but all things Trojans sports related, he was a regular contributor on USC’s popular pregame football radio show and was also a highly-respected authority of Trojan football for both the local and national media.

Our thoughts are with Garry's friends and family.

May he rest in peace.