Former Packers camp tight end Mitchell Henry dies of leukemia

A tight end who made Packers camp and the team's practice squad has passed away from leukemia.

Mitchell Henry died Friday. His alma mater, Western Kentucky, shared the news.

He participated in the 2015 Packers camp and made the team's practice squad later that year.

"We were very saddened to learn of the passing of Mitchell Henry,” said Packers Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations Ted Thompson in a team statement.

“During his time with the Packers, he quickly became a beloved member of our family and made a terrific impression on everyone in our organization. We were fortunate to have had him in our lives. On behalf of the Packers family, we offer our condolences to Mitchell's wife, Madison, and his family and friends."

He was diagnosed with leukemia in 2016. His family had set up an online campaign to raise money for his fight.

His family shared this message Friday.

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