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Homecoming hero 'Bubba' dies

Couple with Down syndrome honored in 2013 at West Orange HS

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Travjuan "Bubba" Hunter, who made history by being part of the first Florida couple with Down syndrome to be crowned homecoming king and queen, has died, school officials said Friday.

"Bubba was adored by all of the West Orange community and was affectionately known as the 'Mayor of West Orange,'" the high school posted on its Facebook page.  "Bubba's strength, joy and infectious personality made West Orange (High School) a better place. Our thoughts are with Bubba, his family and our dedicated ESE staff."

Details about his death were not known.

Bubba and Semone Adkins were crowned king and queen in 2013 at a West Orange High football game against Cyprus Creek.

The two were among 12 students vying to become homecoming royalty. They were elected king and queen by the West Orange student body and also participated in a talent contest earlier in the week.

The selection was kept secret until Hunter and Adkins received their crowns in a coronation ceremony on the football field.

"I am so excited, I am so proud of my son," Janice Morgan, Bubba's mother, said at the time.

Morgan said Bubba and Semone were lifelong friends.