Lake Charles ‘American Press’ Sportswriter Dies at 38


Brian Guilbeau, a sportswriter and columnist for the American Press newspaper in Lake Charles, died Friday from complications of cystic fibrosis. He was 38.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Worship Center at First United Methodist Church in Lake Charles.

Guilbeau was the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s 2005 Columnist the Year. He covered high school and McNeese State University sports for the American Press.

Guilbeau was a native of Lafayette and joined the American Press staff in 1998 from The Daily Iberian in New Iberia.

Survivors include his wife, Cassondra Guilbeau; daughter, Lilly Guilbeau; parents, Gerald and Virginia Guilbeau of Lafayette; and brother, Brent Guilbeau of Baton Rouge.

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