Mystery death of UMass's Aidan Kaminska after star college lacrosse player's obit notes he died 'unexpectedly' aged 19

MYSTERY surrounds the death of a star lacrosse player who has passed away "unexpectedly" at the age of 19.

Aidan Kaminska, a University of Massachusetts Amherst student, died on May 30, his online obituary revealed.


The teen’s cause of death remains unknown as it has not been announced by his family or the university, MassLive reported.

Communications major student Kaminska, of Port Jefferson, New York, started playing lacrosse at a young age, his family said in the obit.

The sophomore was part of the Legacy Lacrosse team that won the World Series of Youth Lacrosse in 2016.

He joined the CAA (Colonial Athletic Association) All-Rookie Team ahead of the 2022 season and was named on the All-Tournament team.

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He scored nine goals in six games, including three against Hofstra University, the online obit revealed.

Kaminska’s family said that the teen “loved to be goofy and make people laugh”.

They said: “Aidan had numerous friends and was an inspiration to many. He will sorely be missed.”

Aidan's mom Lydia Johnston Kaminska posted a montage online that featured video clips of him playing lacrosse.

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She titled the video package: “My beautiful son. Aidan. My heart is forever broken.”

She also shared a series of snaps from her son's childhood.

Friends and family online branded the video tribute “beautiful”.

One mourner said: “Lydia there are no words. I am praying for all of you.

"May Aiden rest in peace I hope that you will all find signs of him around you constantly as reassurance. I do and it is very comforting.”

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Another commented: “Beautiful tribute for a sweet boy. I’m so sorry your family has to suffer this tragic loss.”

While a third posted: “Oh Lydia, I am so sorry and heartbroken for you and your family.

“Such a beautiful tribute and so many happy memories. Holding you close to my heart during this difficult time.”

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Lydia also shared a video of her son playing lacrosse and American football.

Kaminska is survived by his parents, brother, grandparents, aunts, and uncles.


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