The principal at George Wythe High School in Richmond, Virginia, who was also a member of the New England Patriots team that won the Super Bowl in 2001, died unexpectedly on Friday while riding his bicycle.
“Mr. Riddick T. Parker, Jr. age 49, departed this earthly life on Friday, August 19, 2022 at his home in Chesterfield, VA,” according to the obituary.
On Friday morning, Richmond Schools Superintendent Jason Kamras tweeted the news of Parker’s passing.
“I’m absolutely devastated to share that Riddick Parker, Principal of George Wythe HS, has passed away,” Kamras announced.
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“Mr. Parker gave his FULL heart & soul to the students of Wythe and will be dearly missed. Details are forthcoming on a memorial service. Please keep his family in your prayers,” the tweet concluded.
Although the official cause of death has not been disclosed, sources told CBS 6 that Parker passed away while he was riding a bicycle.
“The circumstances surrounding his death have also not yet been disclosed,” the outlet added.