Seventeen-year-old Michael Lillis from East Rochester died in his sleep at his home over the weekend. According to the U.S. freestyle skiing site, his parents found him unresponsive in his bed Saturday morning.

A family is remembering the life of a promising young local athlete and U.S. Olympic hopeful.

Seventeen-year-old Michael Lillis from East Rochester died in his sleep at his home over the weekend. According to the U.S. freestyle skiing site, his parents found him unresponsive in his bed Saturday morning.

Lillis was a freestyle skier. His brothers, Jon and Chris, are both potential medalists and are considered "Athletes to Watch" in the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics.

"It doesn't make sense at all," says John Lillis. "He was never sick. He never went out; he never stayed out late. It was his normal routine. He stayed up late to see the Yankees play, but that was it. I still can't wrap my head around it for sure."

"He was the most happy, go-lucky guy you could ever meet," says Chris Lillis. "The most honest guy you could ever meet; told you exactly what he was thinking. He didn't sugarcoat it. He was really funny too, probably every third word I was laughing."

"No, I'd say both my little brother and I and our youngest brother Michael were all very close," said Chris Lillis. "We didn't live together for last couple of years, so when we were together we were constantly catching up; talking about aerials, talking about the Yankees, the Bills.”

Michael's funeral mass will be held Saturday, October 28 at 10 a.m. at Saint Mary's Church in Rochester.