The death of Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski has officially been ruled a suicide.
Per Stefanie Loh of the Seattle Times, the Whitman County Coroner issued an official statement about Hilinski's death after concluding its investigation:
Hilinski, 21, was found dead by police officers in his apartment on Tuesday with a gunshot wound to the head and a suicide note, per Emily Shapiro of ABC News.
Washington State head coach Mike Leach issued a statement after learning of Hilinski's death.
"We are deeply saddened to hear the news of Tyler's passing," Leach's statement said, via KXLY's Aaron Polevoi. "He was an incredible young man and everyone who had the privilege of knowing him was better for it. The entire WSU community mourns as thoughts and prayers go out to his family."
A native of Claremont, California, Hilinski just finished his sophomore season at Washington State. He appeared in eight games in 2017, including starting the Holiday Bowl against Michigan State.