Xavier Murphy, a 2011 University of Notre Dame graduate who was on campus this semester completing one course and working as an intern with the football program, died Oct. 11 of complications from leukemia.
“Our prayers and condolences go out to Xavier’s family and friends,” said Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., Notre Dame’s president. “By all accounts he was an exceptional and greatly loved young man who will be deeply missed.”
Murphy resided in Zahm Hall at Notre Dame and earned his bachelor’s degree in political science. He served as a senior manager in the football program last season. There will be a Mass at 10 p.m. Oct. 11 in the Zahm Hall chapel.