Everett Glenn, 19, a freshman at Lafayette College, was a reportedly charismatic and social teen who was even nicknamed “Mr. Mayor” by his fellow classmates. Unfortunately, Glenn died this past Saturday, after drinking too much in celebration of his birthday, reports the Express-Times.
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According to Glenn’s mother, Joanne, Glenn drank too much while celebrating his birthday then went to bed, face up. Emergency room doctors eventually told her that Glenn passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest.
A police report states that the fencing star was discovered early Saturday afternoon at the college’s residence hall and then immediately transported to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
A prayer service was held for the popular student on Saturday night, and hundreds of the college’s students came to pay their respects. The small educational institution that has a student body of 2,400 drew at least one-third of its population at Glenn’s service, and the website rememberingeverett.com was also set up in Glenn’s honor.
The fact that Everett was taking it [his class] as a first-year student reflected his academic prowess. I met with Everett several times outside of class. He was soft-spoken and unusually courteous, and was clearly interested in my course and his academic program. Everett was well-liked by his classmates, and as many have said already, he always had a smile on his face. Really.