Former LSU Football player and Ruffino's restaurant owner Ruffin Rodrigue has died, the restaurant announced Wednesday.

Ruffino's Facebook page released the following statement:
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Ruffino’s is saddened to announce that our owner and founder Ruffin Rodrigue Jr. passed away unexpectedly last night. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.

Ruffino’s will remain open today in order to help our guests Thanksgiving needs – continuing to Celebrate Life the way Ruffin would have wanted us too.

We will be providing more information on services as they become available.
Rodrigue played guard for LSU between 1986 and 1989 and was a part of the SEC championship team in 1986.



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Possibly a heart attack or brain bleed of some sort? Those are the most common “it happened suddenly” natural causes.
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Prayers to the family! Anyone know cause of death?
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2020 begone !!! RIP and Godspeed to family...
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My wife and I were passing by Ruffino’s restaurant this afternoon and I mentioned that the owner of the place was Ruffin Rodrigue (an ex LSU player and still a huge fan). We got back and I saw the news. Wow he was still so young too. Sad day!
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Does anyone know what happened?
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Bad news of my day. Great ambassador of LSU and south Louisiana.
Reply2 months
His poor family
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One of the great "football" names in LSU history! What a character. RIP brother...
Reply2 months
Terrible news to hear. Certainly remember him playing back in the day. So sad to hear for the LSU family.
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Heartbreaking. He was my boss in the early 2000s when Ruffino’s opened up. Huge personality, great guy. He will be missed. ????
Reply2 months
Damn, that is horrible news. Him and his good friend Eric Andolsek are together again. Sad news for the LSU family.
Reply2 months
This is so awful. Heard it happened suddenly.
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Good guy!!! Those were fun lsu football teams he played on. He will be missed!!!
Reply2 months
RIP
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RIP brother
Reply2 months
Godspeed Ruff:(
Reply2 months
no no no wtf!
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Godspeed RuffDog
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