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Associated Press, Published April 14 2012

Hundreds gather to mourn Gophers' Tinley

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Hundreds of mourners gathered in Florida to remember University of Minnesota football player Gary Tinsley.

The Florida Times-Union reported that an estimated 1,800 people gathered at the funeral for the 22-year-old Tinsley on Saturday.

Coaches, teammates and family members remembered his ever-present smile during a two-and-a-half hour funeral at Abyssinia Missionary Baptist Church in his hometown of Jacksonville.

The cause of Tinsley’s death is still under investigation.