Shawn Talbott RIP

Dear Fraters,Shawn Talbott and Brooke

It is with deepest regret and sorrow that we bring you the news that Shawn Talbott passed away on the morning of Friday, April 26th when his vehicle crashed. Though final results are not in yet, all signs point to his having experienced a heart attack, that took him quickly, as the cause of the crash.

Shawn Talbott made a huge impact at TKE from the moment he pledged the house in 1988. Gifted with remarkable intelligence, insight, courage, conviction, and overwhelming charisma he was an almost unstoppable force at USC. He earned a spot on the 1988 Trojan Football team that played in the Rose Bowl and was one game away from a National Championship. He served as Vice President of the Fraternity. Most recently he served as Chapter Advisor.

Shawn grew up in Palos Verdes, attended Rolling Hills High School and graduated from the University of Southern California.  He was Owner/President of the Southern California Umpires Association and Referee at USA Water Polo.

We encourage all to post condolences, well wishes, and memorable moments with Shawn on his Facebook page where Memorial Service arrangements will be posted as they become available:

Shawn leaves behind his wife Lauri and a beautiful daughter Brooke. We are all supporting Lauri, Brooke and the rest of the family with a memorial fund to help with expenses.


From left to right: Shawn Talbott, Kevin Regardie, Pete Gutzwiller, Jeff Ruggels, Erik Brannon and Drew Schlussel

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