Jace Prescott, an older brother of Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, has died at age 31.
The cause of his death was not disclosed.
“It is with great sadness and support that we share the news of the passing of Jace Prescott today,” the Cowboys said in an official statement.
“The loss of Tad and Dak’s brother is devastating.
“At this incredibly difficult time, the Prescott family asks only for prayers and respect for their privacy.”
Jace Prescott was perhaps best known for joining Dak, 26, and oldest brother Tad in a commercial for Campbell's Chunky Soup.
Dak Prescott has Jace's initials tattooed on his right arm and Tad's initials on his left.
Their mother, Peggy Prescott, died of colon cancer in 2013.
Jace Prescott died Thursday morning, according to Jason Pugh, assistant athletic director of media relations at Northwestern State in Louisiana, per USA Today.
Jace Prescott played on the team's offensive line from 2008-10.
NFL world mourns tragic death of Jace Prescott
“We are so saddened that Dak has lost his brother,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said.
“We want him to help him get through this time. Whatever we can do to help him get through this tough time.
“When you're young, and Dak is young, death is really hard to understand to think about or live with.
“I have a particular sensitively to players when they have a tragedy.”
Fans, players and commentators also expressed their sadness on social media.
interrupting draft commentary for this statement from the Cowboys on the passing of Jace Prescott, Dak’s brother.— David Helman (@HelmanDC) April 24, 2020
tragic and sad. prayers up for Dak and his family. pic.twitter.com/E23cK0KFpq
Passing of one of Dak Prescott's brothers, Jace, today at the age of 31 is just tragic. He and the eldest Prescott brother, Tad, starred in a commercial with Dak.— Saad Yousuf (@SaadYousuf126) April 24, 2020
Jace is the one on the right. pic.twitter.com/stOCirDiZe
Awful news: Tragedy has again struck Cowboys QB Dak Prescott. Dak's brother, Jace, died this morning at 31 years old.— Jori Epstein (@JoriEpstein) April 24, 2020
“You can see each of us in him,” Jace told me last August of Dak. “But I think he’s his own man for sure.”https://t.co/wKV1MdmDWe
Just heard about our QB @dak brother Jace passing. My condolences and prayers go out to him and his family. May God hold your family at this time🙏🏿— Michael Irvin (@michaelirvin88) April 24, 2020
Absolutely Tragic: #Cowboys QB Dak Prescott lost his brother, Jace, today at just 31 years of age. Please keep him and the Prescott family in your thoughts and prayers.— Eagles Nation (@PHLEaglesNation) April 24, 2020
Enemies on the field, brothers and sisters off the field. 💙 pic.twitter.com/iGOFLC1kWn