Former Student Dies From Tumor

On May 22, Whitmore’s parents published via his Facebook profile the news that he had passed away.

‘[Chris] had been fighting a brain tumor for the past 18 months,” his parents wrote in the post.  “Sadly, this is one kind of cancer for which there is not yet any effective prevention.”

Whitmore withdrew from classes upon learning his tumor had worsened. He spent the last several months at home in Davis, Calif.

“I wish I could be there myself, but the luck of the draw says no,” Whitmore wrote in a facebook message to a group of friends in December. 

Whitmore is survived by his parents, Robin and Carl Whitmore, and his brother Nathan.