Cameron Luke Ratliff, a beloved Alabama Crimson Tide superfan known as Fluffopotamus88 on social media, passed away on Friday, according to multiple reports and a flood of condolences online.
Ratliff, who was a senior at the University of Alabama, was just 23 years old.
Charlie Potter of Bama Online reported Ratliff died of health complications due to COVID-19.
“Devastating news,” Crimson Tide coach Nate Oats wrote on Twitter. “Doesn’t seem real. Fluff has been our biggest supporter since day one. Put all he had into our program. Loved sharing this ride with him. You’ll be missed dearly my man! Wish we had one more victory cigar and hug together. Roll Tide Forever.”
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) April 3, 2021
Rival coach Bruce Pearl of Auburn also paid tribute to Ratliff on Twitter saying, “Our deepest condolences to The Alabama Basketball Family. Cameron made it fun, was passionate about his team, but always respected his opponent. He will be missed but never forgotten. Roll Tide and War Eagle Forever!”
Prior to his passing, Ratliff shared the incredible journey he has been on as a mainstay in the Crimson Tide crowd which included attending 44 of Alabama’s last 45 conference and postseason games — including a whopping 42 in a row.
Our deepest condolences go out to Ratliff’s family, friends, and the entire Crimson Tide community during this incredibly difficult and tragic time.