ELMIRA, NEW YORK (WETM-TV)- Our local community is mourning the loss of 15 year old stand out athlete Billy Lowe. Billy lost his life unexpectedly due to cardiac complications that are unexplainable at this time.

Billy was a well known Freshman at Horseheads High School and like his father, Eddie Lowe, he had a strong love for sports.

Lowe was brought home in a processional that passed by First Arena and the lacrosse field on Route 352.

Billy’s main love for athletics was due to his amazing talents he demonstrated in both Lacrosse and Hockey.

When competing he wore number 26 just like his father did for so many years. The family now uses the hashtag #26Strong in Billy’s honor.

Billy’s father, Eddie Lowe, was a standout hockey player right here in Elmira for the Elmira Jackals. Eddie is the only Elmira Jackal to have his jersey number “26” retired after playing six seasons for the Jackals.

After 18 Sports talked with Eddie today it was important to him that he made it known to the community that he couldn’t be more thankful for everyone’s support during these tough times.

Eddie wants the community to know that the Lowe Family feels and appreciates each and every kind word they have received.