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Published February 15, 2010, 03:30 PM

Teen known for his love of cars and life has passed away

Frazee, Minn. (WDAY TV) - His love for cars and life captured the hearts of fans across the nation.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Tonight, friends and family are mourning the death of Tyler Shipman of Frazee. The 18-year old high school senior lost his battle with cancer last night.

We featured a story on Tyler last November when dozens of strangers from across the country gathered at a Frazee body shop, to help restore Tyler's Pontiac Fiero.

In one weekend, volunteers were able to repair and get the car in tip top shape for Tyler. His love of cars and life has been featured in national car magazines since.