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Austin Macemore, a 2012 Starmount High School graduate, lost his battle with cancer and “began his life living in the loving arms of Christ” early Tuesday morning.

Macemore was 19.

“This morning at 5:20 a.m. peacefully, in no distress, our Austin has began his life living in the loving arms of Christ,” his uncle posted on the Austin and Friends Facebook page. “His body is restored and his message that he was sent here to deliver of the love and salvation through Christ has reached many.”

Macemore was a four-year star wrestler and soccer player at Starmount.

“It is up to us lot continue Austin’s message of God’s plan for all of us. This child of God has made such a difference to so many in so many ways we could only wish to make the impact that he made. The message that he proclaimed we all should be following…We believe today as much as yesterday that Austin is a miracle and was a miracle to so many. Austin would want you to take a look at your life and challenge to be all you can be.”

Macemore inspired hundreds of people in Yadkinville, most recently inspiring organizers to hold a Macemore 5K/Run Walk this past Saturday.

The event drew thousands of people to downtown Yadkinville.

According to the Yadkin Ripple, a Jan. 30 “Pin Cancer for Macemore” night will be free admission at Starmount High School. A memorial service will begin at 6:30 p.m.