Colchester Kindergartener Died of Flu Complications: Family

Family members have identified the kindergartener from Colchester who passed away this week and said he died of complications from the flu.

DeMarcus White tested positive and was diagnosed with the flu before his death, the 6-year-old's godmother, Morgan Katzman Pappa, told NBC Connecticut. He died from complications Wednesday.

White was a student at Colchester Elementary School. School officials said school psychologists and social workers will be on hand at the school to provide support to students and staff for as long as needed.

Calling hours for White will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday night at the Aurora McCarthy Funeral Home in Colchester. The funeral will be private.

White's death comes in addition to the 97 deaths related to the flu reported in Connecticut between Aug. 27 and Feb. 17.

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