LSU fan and Alabama teen Sid Ortis died early Saturday morning after a battle with bone cancer.

Though Ortis lived in Alabama, his college football loyalty was always with the LSU Tigers, and this year he developed a special relationship with LSU football coach Les Miles.

Miles periodically called Ortis to talk football and pray together. This season Ortis and his family watched the Tigers defeat Auburn in the Southeastern Conference opener in Tiger Stadium as Miles' guest.

Miles hoped to have Ortis watch another game in Tiger Stadium, extending an invitation for Ortis and his family to watch the upcoming Nov. 7 LSU vs. Alabama game. Over the phone last week, Miles and Ortis once again talked football detailing part of the Tigers' game plan vs. Western Kentucky after Ortis returned home to be under hospice care, according to

According to the report, Miles told Ortis, "When you get to Heaven, save a spot for me."

Saturday morning Ortis' mother posted on Facebook, "Today around 7:24 am Sid won his race and is in Heaven celebrating !!! We are so proud of our son for not getting bitter living life trusting Jesus until the end . please pray for us as we learn to live without him."

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