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Memorial for Philip Lutzenkirchen held on Wednesday in GA

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Cam Newton post a photo and message to Lutzenkirchen on Instagram Wednesday. (Source: Cameron Newton/Instagram) Cam Newton post a photo and message to Lutzenkirchen on Instagram Wednesday. (Source: Cameron Newton/Instagram)
Former Auburn teammates and close friends Davis Hooper and Lee Zeimba built and placed a cross at the site of the crash. (Source: Perry Hooper Jr.) Former Auburn teammates and close friends Davis Hooper and Lee Zeimba built and placed a cross at the site of the crash. (Source: Perry Hooper Jr.)
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The number 43 was painted on the field in memory of Lutzenkirchen (Source: WSFA 12 News) The number 43 was painted on the field in memory of Lutzenkirchen (Source: WSFA 12 News)
MARIETTA, GA (WSFA) -

A big crowd gathered at a public memorial Wednesday to remember former Auburn football player Philip Lutzenkirchen.

The memorial service was held at Lassiter High School in Marietta, GA, where Lutzenkirchen went to school.

A video was shown at the end of the memorial on Wednesday, paying tribute to the former Auburn Tiger star.

A public visitation and funeral mass will start Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Transfiguration Catholic Church in Marietta.

Lutzenkirchen, 23, and Georgia athlete Joseph Ian Davis, also 23, were killed on Sunday in a car crash. Two other passengers were injured in the wreck.

Troopers say the vehicle was going 55 miles per hour when it went through a stop sign and overturned. Toxicology reports are pending.

Lutzenkirchen was a fan favorite at Auburn and remember for his work on and off the field.

SLIDESHOW: Remembering Philip Lutzenkirchen

Lutzenkirchen's teammate Cam Newton posted a picture and message on Instagram Wednesday saying in part:

"GOOD-BYE! Or should I say SEE YOU LATER "LUTZ"! See you on the other side of the pearly gates my teammate, my friend, MY BROTHER who was truly an AUburn Man! WAR EAGLE my man, WE WILL MISS YOU!! #GONEbutNEVERforgotten."

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