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Pete's statement on longtime baseball coach Tony Robichaux

Posted at 4:35 PM, Jul 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-03 17:48:50-04

LAFAYETTE, La. - Pete's in Lafayette posted a statement on their Facebook page about the death of Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns head coach Tony Robichaux who died Wednesday at the age of 57.

"The Pete's family mourns the loss of a great man," the post reads. "We are so grateful to have been lucky enough to host his baseball show the last few years. Rest In Peace. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and the Ragin Cajun community"

The locally-owned restaurant located in the heart of Lafayette is the official watch site for the University of Louisiana Ragin Cajuns, according to their website.

Robichaux passed away Wednesday morning with his family and loved ones at his side at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans.

UL says that at this time, the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Department of Athletics asks that fans and the general public keep the Robichaux family and baseball program in their thoughts and prayers.

Robichaux, who just completed his 25th season as the school's baseball coach, recently suffered a heart attack and underwent two surgeries. Just last night, Acadiana came together at Russo Field to pray for his recovery at a vigil.