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Hundreds Farewell Teen One-Punch Victim Cole Miller

Elite water polo player Cole Miller died in hospital last week after being assaulted in Brisbane's nightclub district.

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Hundreds of people joined coward-punch victim Cole Miller's family in Brisbane's CBD today, to mourn and remember the 18-year-old water polo player's life.

#Brisbane heat not enough to deter thousands here to remember Cole Miller #onepunchcankill

Miller died in hospital last week after being struck from behind by a group of young men in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley after a night out with friends.

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Queensland rugby league great Wally Lewis spoke at the event, calling for an end to the violent attacks that have seen ninety people killed in one-punch assaults between 2000 and 2012.

Rugby League legend Wally Lewis calls for an end to violence at the rally for Cole Miller (@JohannaMarie_)

Miller's oldest brother Billy also spoke at the event, saying Cole had "a special impact on all our lives."

Cole Miller's oldest brother Billy says his life was taken too soon by a senseless act of violence @SkyNewsAust

"It was about to be Cole's time to shine," he said.

Cole Miller's brother Billy embraces friends and family after #onepunchcankill rally in Brisbane.

The hundreds of mourners wore green, Miller's favourite colour, to honour the 18-year-old.

King George Square filled in blazing sun supporting #colemiller #9News #qldpol

Plenty of Cole Miller's water polo teammates from the Baracudas are here.

Amazing support for Cole Miller and his family. Hold your loved ones a little tighter tonight. #onepunchcankill

People then came together to form a line and hug members of Miller's family.

Long line of people have come to hug members of Cole Miller's family.

The two men charged with the death of Miller, Daniel Jermaine Lee Maxwell and Armstrong Renata, have been remanded in custody. Their charge has been upgraded to unlawful striking causing death.



Brad Esposito is a news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in Sydney, Australia.

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