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Bowdoin College student dies in off-campus residence

Theo Danzig, 21, of New York City died a month before his 22nd birthday, Bowdoin College President Clayton Rose wrote.

BRUNSWICK, Maine — Members of the Bowdoin College community are mourning the death of a 21-year-old student.

In a series of letters to the community Saturday, Bowdoin College President Clayton Rose confirmed that Theo Danzig of New York City died in his off-campus residence in Brunswick.

Rose said the cause of death is currently under investigation by the Brunswick Police Department and Cumberland County officials.

According to  Rose, Danzig was an active member of the college who was working towards his honors project at the time of his death.

He was the co-president of the college's Jewish organization, an associate editor of a student-run comedy magazine, and an Outing Club trip leader. He was a member of the men’s Ultimate Frisbee team and of the college’s culinary club.

“Theo’s death is an unimaginable and devastating loss for his family and loved ones, and also for many on campus," Rose wrote. "Please pay close attention to your emotional well-being and take advantage of the opportunities to come together with others at this tragic time."

Counseling services are available to students at various times and places around campus. 


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