Canadian water skier Micky Geller has died “suddenly” at the age of 18

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Micky Geller, a freshman at the University of Louisiana-Layfayette, died May 6 at the age of just 18, the university said.

Geller, who hails from Carp, Ontario, was a top university water skier and a member of Canada’s junior national water ski team, competing in several high-level events.

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While Geller’s cause of death was not disclosed, Water Ski Canada said the standout athlete “died suddenly.”

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Geller ranked sixth worldwide in juniors U21 vaulting and specializes in slalom, trick and vaulting competitions.

He has represented Water Ski Canada on many occasions including the IWWF Under-17 World Championships, the Jr. US Masters water ski tournament and the 2022 Pan American Championships.

“It is with great sadness that the university will lower the university flag in half on Thursday, May 18, in memory of Michael Arthur ‘Micky’ Geller,” the university said in a statement. “His friends and family remain in the thoughts, hearts and prayers of many at the university.”

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Geller is survived by his parents, Bobbiann and Mitch, and sister Chloe.

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