A student who was struck by lightning in Adelaide's eastern suburbs last week has died in hospital.
Staff at the Royal Adelaide Hospital said 18-year-old Pembroke School student Jackson Marsh died overnight.
He had been kicking a football with friends on Kensington Oval last Thursday when he was struck by a bolt as a severe storm passed over eastern parts of Adelaide.
The family has released a statement which says they were by his side when he died in hospital.
It says no further comment will be made.
The teenager turned 18 last weekend, while he was in intensive care.
The South Australian Cricket Association (SACA) has expressed its sympathy to the Marsh family.
Jackson's father Dean Marsh is a board member of the Association.
A brief statement from the SACA president Ian McLachlan said everyone's thoughts were with the Marsh family.
Pembroke School's principal Luke Thomson says assemblies have been held to tell staff and students of Jackson's death.
"He was a fantastic sports person, he was a wonderful academic as well, he had so much to offer, so it's a very tragic circumstance," he said.
Mr Thomson was full of praise for a student of another school who was swift to rush to Jackson Marsh's aid after he collapsed on the sports oval last week.
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