A teenage Clemson University student died Saturday and will be memorialized Tuesday.
Bowen Paul Ellis, 19, passed away suddenly, according to his obituary.
The sophomore from Mt. Pleasant was found unresponsive by roommates in his off-campus apartment, independentmail.com reported. Clemson City Police responded to a 911 call around 4:45 p.m. and contacted the Pickens County Coroner’s Office shortly after.
“The Clemson family is heartbroken at the news of this loss,” associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students L. Christopher Miller, said in a statement. “Please keep Bowen’s family in your thoughts and prayers.”
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Clemson president Jim Clements echoed those sentiments with a Twitter post.
“#Clemson mourns the loss of student Bowen Ellis. Keeping his family and friends in my thoughts and prayers,” Clements tweeted Sunday.
An autopsy will determine the cause of death, Deputy Chief Jeff Stone told independentmail.com.
A memorial service for Ellis will be held Tuesday in the Bethel United Methodist Church in Charleston. The funeral will be private, according to his obituary, adding he is survived by his parents and two sisters, in addition to his beloved dog, Clyde.
The forest resource management major “had an immense love for the outdoors,” the obituary stated, citing his affinity for hunting, fishing and hanging out with friends at Edisto Beach.