Cheerleader's Mysterious Death Stokes Louisville-UK Rivalry on Twitter
Louisville cheerleader Dani Cogswell was found dead in her campus apartment Monday morning, just hours after posting a #SelfieSunday to Instagram. Police are investigating but suspect no foul play. She was 22.
Since rumors of her death began surfacing Monday morning, cheerleaders across the country have been flooding the #RIPDani hashtag, recalling her greatest moments as an all-star cheerleader and at the University of Louisville. Multiple Twitter users wrote that Cogswell is now "flying high" among the angels. (She was a flyer.)
I remember when she was afraid of flying... & now she's too high for us to reach. I love you perfect angel. #RIPDani #southelite #louisville
— Lauren Walters (@Lew1119) July 28, 2014
But at least one University of Kentucky fan couldn't resist mentioning the Louisville-UK rivalry along with her rest-in-peace message.
Uk fans for you. Not all are like this, but this is disgusting pic.twitter.com/hmlzkHYy6c
— Jurich4Prez (@_thevillesports) July 28, 2014
@AlexRahrah98 appears to have deleted her Twitter account after other cheerleaders chastised her.
“@AlexRahrah98: @ItsCheerGirl @k_squaared R.I.P but UK is still better.” Do you have any respect at all?
— Becca Wagner (@BeccaaWagner) July 29, 2014
It's really sad that a Louisville cheerleader dies and it turns into a UK vs. UofL debate #RIPDani
— Bethany Ogger (@bethanyogger) July 29, 2014
The circumstances of Cogswell's death remain unknown. Her cheer coach, Todd Sharp, said in a statement, "The University of Louisville spirit program is devastated to lose one of our beautiful and talented team member. Dani had a contagious smile and a spirit that would ignite the room. She will be greatly missed."
[Images via Twitter, Instagram]