Just one month after Hannah Rye took Australian rugby league star Trent Hodkinson to her high school formal, the 15-year-old has died from the cancer she’s had since she was first a teenager.
Students at Rye’s Kurri Kurri High School have been told their friend had passed away over the weekend, News Corp reports.
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The school had brought the formal forward from the end of the year so Rye could attend on July 20, and – as a massive Newcastle Knights fan – she was escorted by the team’s captain Trent Hodkinson.
They were side-by-side the whole night; they rode together to the venue; took photos together; and cut cake in front of the rest of the 2017 year 10 students.