Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino released the following statement after learning about the unexpected death of Colt Brennan at the age of 37:
“Joycelyn and I were very sad to hear about the untimely death of Hawaii sports star Colt Brennan. We share our deepest condolences with his parents, two sisters, extended family members, friends and fans.
In 2007, quarterback Colt Brennan led the University of Hawaii to a record 13-game winning streak, its third WAC championship and he shined the national spotlight on UH football at the 2008 Sugar Bowl Game. Colt Brennan gave everything to his fans, and he will always be remembered as a Rainbow Warrior who was full of heart. Sometimes the expectations put upon successful athletes and entertainers become too heavy to bear. We ask everyone to be compassionate and respectful during this difficult time for his loved ones.”