The Latest: Dignitaries, sports figures attend Trent funeral

In this Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, photo, Central Catholic players present Tyler Trent, foreground, with a check to benefit Riley Children's Hospital before meeting Lafayette Jeff in a high school volleyball game, in Lafayette, Ind. Trent, a former Purdue University student and college football super fan who inspired many with his battle against cancer, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. He was 20. (John Terhune/Journal & Courier via AP)
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb speaks during a funeral for Tyler Trent at College Park Church, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, in Indianapolis. Trent, an avid Purdue fan, died on New Year's Day, following a bout with bone cancer. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, Pool)
In this Sept. 23, 2017, photo, freshmen Josh Seals, left, and Tyler Trent, wearing glasses at right, get set for Purdue's NCAA college football game against Michigan at Ross-Ade Stadium, in West Lafayette, Ind. Trent, a former Purdue University student and college football super fan who inspired many with his battle against cancer, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. He was 20. (John Terhune/Journal & Courier via AP)
In this Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, photo, Central Catholic head coach Brad McCarter, right, says a few words on behalf of Tyler Trent, left, before a high school volleyball game between Central Catholic and Lafayette Jeff, to Spike Out Cancer, in Lafayette, Ind. Trent, a former Purdue University student and college football super fan who inspired many with his battle against cancer, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. He was 20-years-old. (John Terhune/Journal & Courier via AP)
In this Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, photo, Purdue faithful show their support for Tyler Trent as Purdue pulls away from Ohio State in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game, at Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, Ind. Purdue upset the No. 2 ranked Buckeyes 49-20. Trent, a former Purdue University student and college football super fan who inspired many with his battle against cancer, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. He was 20-years-old. (John Terhune/Journal & Courier via AP)
In this Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, photo, posters to honor Tyler Trent hang as Central Catholic and Lafayette Jeff meet in a high school volleyball game to Spike Out Cancer, in Lafayette, Ind. Trent, a former Purdue University student and college football super fan who inspired many with his battle against cancer, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. He was 20. (John Terhune/Journal & Courier via AP)
Trey Mock, the mascot Blue for the Indianapolis Colts, speaks during a funeral for Tyler Trent at College Park Church, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, in Indianapolis. Trent, an avid Purdue fan, died on New Year's Day, following a bout with bone cancer. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, Pool)
Purdue quarterback David Blough speaks during a funeral for Tyler Trent at College Park Church, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, in Indianapolis. Trent, an avid Purdue fan, died on New Year's Day, following a bout with bone cancer. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, Pool)

INDIANAPOLIS — The Latest on the funeral service for Purdue University superfan and cancer activist Tyler Trent (all times local):

7 p.m.

Hundreds of dignitaries, sports figures and other people have attended the funeral for Purdue University superfan and cancer activist Tyler Trent.

In a sanctuary of an Indianapolis church featuring many items of sports memorabilia collected by Trent, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb read a message Tuesday evening from Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen. Holcomb said the state and the nation were inspired by Trent's courage and bravery fighting the bone cancer that took his life Jan. 1.

Many speakers cited Trent's deep faith. Purdue quarterback David Blough said Trent would want the evening "to be all about Jesus."

Purdue football coach Jeff Brohm attended with many members of the Purdue football team wearing black jerseys.

The Boilermaker Special locomotive mascot was parked outside the church.

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This story has been corrected to show that the governor read a message from the vice president Tuesday evening, not Monday evening.

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3:22 p.m.

A former Purdue University student who inspired many as he battled cancer while cheering on Purdue's football team will be laid to rest.

Tuesday's funeral service for Tyler Trent will be livestreamed from College Park Church in Indianapolis.

Trent was 20 when he died Jan. 1 following a battle with a rare bone cancer he was first diagnosed with at age 15.

He entered Purdue in the fall of 2017 while undergoing chemotherapy and gained national attention during 2018 by becoming the adopted captain of the Boilermakers football team.

Trent became a social media star with his positive attitude and determination to live every day to the fullest.

He earned an associate degree in computer information technology from Purdue, which will hold a Wednesday evening memorial honoring him.

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