FULTON COUNTY, GA. (THECOUNT) — Robbie Roper, the quarterback for Roswell High School in Roswell, Georgia, has died Wednesday in a hospital following complications from surgery, family and school officials confirmed. He was 18.

According to social media, complications occurred after the teenager underwent shoulder surgery in Florida, and he ended up on life support.


In a tweet on the high school senior’s Twitter page, the Roper family confirmed the high school senior’s death.

In their tweet, the Roper family wrote Robbie “was the biggest joy to our family. We are proud of the young man he has become. He will be missed by his friends and family dearly. We are still working on funeral arrangements, and will update everyone on the date, time, and location,” reports Fox5Atlanta.

News of the teen’s condition was released Tuesday night.

Fulton County Schools Athletic Director Steven Craft posted the district is “heartbroken” for the Roper family and the Roswell sports community.


Geo quick facts: Fulton County is located in the north-central portion of the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2020 United States census, the population was 1,066,710, making it the state’s most-populous county and its only one with over 1 million inhabitants. Its county seat is Atlanta, the state capital – Wikipedia.